At the conclusion of his sentence Cortez-Granados will face five years of supervised release, he has also been ordered to pay $145,815 in restitution to his two victims.
Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., of Allentown, Pa., were sentenced Monday in Manhattan to three to nine years in prison. They were acquitted of sex trafficking.
Vincent George Jr. and Sr. were convicted of money laundering and promoting prostitution and still face significant jail time.
“These convictions and sentences serve as a measure of justice for the victims and send a message that sex trafficking will not be tolerated in Queens County,” District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Closing arguments were underway Thursday in the trial of Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., a case that drew widespread attention after several prostitutes took the witness stand to defend their pimps.
Many of those arrested in the month-long sting, dubbed “Operation Flush the Johns,” include lawyers, bankers, teachers and medical professionals.
Vincent George, Sr. and Vincent George, Jr.’s defense is that they are pimps, but not sex traffickers.
A man was sentenced to 62 1/2 years in prison Monday for operating a violent sex trafficking ring out of his Upper East Side apartment.
Hikeem Green, 38, and his girlfriend Darcell Marshall, 22, allegedly held a 19-year-old from Rockland County and a 20-year-old from New York City in a foreclosed home they illegally occupied.
Commissioner David Yassky said the nine-minute video explains when driving women between pimps and johns amounts to sex trafficking and when it’s just picking up a passenger.
A mother coerced into the sex trade was reunited with her captive child for the first time in 10 years, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch announced today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a bill to strengthen penalties against cabbies who knowingly work with sex traffickers.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn warned that from now on New York City will have zero-tolerance for any taxi owner or driver who facilitates sex trafficking with a vehicle.
The city is considering a controversial plan to spend $2 million to train cabbies to be the eyes and ears of the police department in spotting sex traffickers.
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.