Mobsters Allegedly Trafficked Eastern European Women To Work In New York Strip Clubs

Eastern European women strip clubs trafficking
Eastern European women strip clubs trafficking

Twenty men have been charged with trafficking women from Russia and other Eastern European countries, and forcing them to work in New York strip clubs, reports the New York Daily News. Seven of the defendants are suspected to be mobsters in some of New York's biggest crime families. According to the allegations, the mafia has a very hefty stake in the Queens and Long Island strip club scenes.

Women are not allowed to enter the U.S. on a visa in order to work in strip clubs, and so the defendants allegedly forced them to say on their applications that they intended to work as summer waitresses.