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Super Bowl sex, drug arrests underway in NYC

NYPD Busts Major Super Bowl Sex Ring


NEW YORK (AP) - Police were rounding up 18 people in New York City on Thursday on allegations they sold "party packs" of cocaine and sex to high-end clients and texted their customers to advertise ahead of this week's Super Bowl festivities.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office said the arrests follow an 11-month investigation by the state Organized Crime Task Force, the Department of Homeland Security and the New York Police Department. About half of the 18 suspects had been arrested by 9 a.m. Thursday and brought to a Manhattan police precinct for processing before arraignment, a spokesman said.

Authorities said electronic and other surveillance and reviews of business records show the ring laundered money and credit cards through clothing, wig, beauty supply and limousine businesses and targeted wealthy, out-of-town customers, especially during large events. Prostitutes would bring cocaine to clients who ordered the so-called party packs.

While authorities say the criminal conspiracy extended to Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and the Hudson Valley, the operation was based in Manhattan. A text to regular customers saying "new sexy & beautiful girls R in town waiting for u" was sent 10 days before Sunday's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in the New Jersey Meadowlands, which is expected to draw some well-heeled football fans to the city.

The ring also promoted the suspects' business with advertisements on the Internet and public access television and sometimes billed for cocaine as equivalent "hours" of prostitution, authorities said.

They allege that after clients were impaired by drugs, the ring would flood the room with additional prostitutes and repeatedly charge clients' credit card, at times more than $10,000 for one night. Through the front businesses, the group would charge credit cards for legitimate goods and services that were not provided, according to investigators.

"Drug trafficking and prostitution are a scourge on communities across our state," Schneiderman said.

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navalphoto January 30 2014 at 12:51 PM

Yet the government spent 2.5 million dollars to train Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly on the job, and another bunch of money to study male prostitutes in Vietnam.

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jackcashpb navalphoto January 30 2014 at 12:57 PM

... yes, as reported by a right wing blog with no supporting evidence...

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pdonne9108 January 30 2014 at 2:43 PM

How come no arrests of purchasers of these "party packs" too much clout????

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kevinhh108 pdonne9108 January 30 2014 at 2:48 PM

It was Christie's party !

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Steve pdonne9108 January 30 2014 at 2:53 PM

I'm sure. They too should be rounded up and prosecuted. It's crazy how wealth insulates people from prosecution. After all, I'm sure it's no working class citizen that is buying "packages" for $10,000 a night. Or even buying tickets to the Superbowl. We pay for the stadium for the wealthy to enjoy it. Gotta' love the 'ol US of A! Geez.

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Claire January 30 2014 at 6:06 PM

It's beginning to look like Sin Vity???

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americanthndr46 January 30 2014 at 1:56 PM

I CAN NEVER UNDERSTAND THESE THINGS. WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO HAVE SEX WITH SOMEONE THAT HAS BEEN BANGED LIKE A DRUM IN A MARCHING BAND AND PAY THEM ON TOP OF THAT? THATS DISCUSTING!!

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thepokermonkey1 americanthndr46 January 30 2014 at 2:06 PM

Because...(a) they know what their doing....meaning they don't just lay there like a wet mop and (b) when your're done...they leave...and you never have to talk to them again.

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golovo43 January 30 2014 at 1:56 PM

Drugs and prostitution,no kidding,why wait for the big event like supor ball when this is every day event in this city and around the city????Good luck

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dimag56in41 January 30 2014 at 4:01 PM

class, please look to the chalkboard to review.

we can not allow our neighborhoods to become infested with drugs....or prostitution

we CAN get high on weed

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willienwaylonnme January 30 2014 at 8:42 PM

Wow, kinda brilliant when you really think about it. "Play hard, PAY hard", I guess.

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JOSEPH G MATTERA January 30 2014 at 3:59 PM

ALWAYS WAS; ALWAYS WILL BE; SEX; DRUGS AND ROCK AND ROLL;(THIS TIME SUPER BOWL)

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sjpxmas January 30 2014 at 2:07 PM

can;t fix stupid

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murphy911 January 30 2014 at 2:07 PM

The "Party Packs" are still available.....just not as widely advertised as before.....

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