Undercover officers busted two prostitutes and a madam working out of a 10th floor apartment on Prince Street in Flushing, police said.
William Thomas, 42, of Fort Greene, put a 21st-century spin on the world’s oldest profession, advertising services for prostitutes online, according to authorities.
Published reports said she’ll plead guilty to a misdemeanor and avoid a lengthy jail sentence for promoting prostitution. It’s unclear if the deal would mean that Baker will have to testify against Gristina, who has refused to enter into a plea agreement with the District Attorney’s office.
Six New York City livery cab drivers surrendered to authorities Monday morning. According to prosecutors, the cabbies “promoted” prostitution by escorting “Johns” and prostituted women all over the city.
Gristina’s lawyers argued that her bond was unjust and too high, adding that her family was unable to afford it. Prosecutors, however, believe that Gristina has the money and the means to flee.
The accused multimillion dollar madam was back in her isolation cell at Rikers Island on Thursday night following a setback in court earlier in the day.
Anna Gristina is facing just a single charge of promoting prostitution, but she’s being held on $2 million bail. On Monday, her lawyer offered more than legal advice. He offered his own ritzy home to secure her release.
“It’s just bizarre. You just never know what’s going on around here,” said neighbor Abbie Gonzalez.
A federal judge in New Jersey sentenced a Canadian man who admitted running a brothel for pedophiles in Thailand to 25 years in prison.