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NEW YORK (Bernd Debusmann Jr.) - Seventeen people were indicted on Wednesday on charges of running a high-end prostitution ring that catered to Wall Street clients who often spent more than $10,000 in a night, authorities said. The ring pulled in more than $7 million over three years, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said at a news conference. "The business of high-end prostitution is enormously profitable," Hynes said. The prostitution service, named High Class NY, was run 24 hours a day out of an office in Brooklyn and charged from $400 to $3,600 an hour for its services, according to the 144-count indictment. It also provided customers with cocaine and other narcotics, the indictment said. Hynes said clients often spent in excess of $10,000 in a single night. They were "all high-end customers coming from the financial markets. People with nothing but money," he said. Police said the business was extremely sophisticated, running several escort websites and using dummy corporations with misleading names and codes during business-related phone calls. High Class NY even had a law firm draw up employment contracts for its prostitutes, who described themselves as models and fraudulently agreed to refrain from sexual contact with clients, police said. "They were on the high-end of sophistication," said Vice Detective Joe Panico. Among those indicted were High Class NY owner Mikhail Yampolsky and his wife Bronislava, who allegedly used the proceeds from their business to finance expensive trips to Atlantic City and luxury car purchases, Hynes said. Also indicted were Yampolsky's son Alexander, step-son Jonathan, 11 managers and supervisors and two investors, Efim Gorelik and Yakov Maystrovich, he said. Each of the investors had put $700,000 into High Class NY and were being paid back with interest, he said. Each of those indicted faces the possibility of 25 years in prison if convicted. Two prostitutes face separate indictments on prostitution and drug charges. (Editing by Ellen Wulfhorst and Tim Gaynor) Copyright 2011 Thomson Reuters.


So when are the customers to be arrested?
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7mil over three years?

Psh.

edit: It took me a minute to realize that is a lot for one ring.
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Prostitution shouldn't be illegal
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Nah he's too busy feeling like a big man hitting women he knows to 'put them in their place'.
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Prostitution shouldn't be illegal
Doesn't absolve these guys of being douchebags.
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Prostitution shouldn't be illegal


It's human trafficking and stuff like that would rise so much. There's other sides to prostitution that not many people think about, and keeping it illegal keeps those side effects as low as possible.
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It's human trafficking and stuff like that would rise so much. There's other sides to prostitution that not many people think about, and keeping it illegal keeps those side effects as low as possible.


If it was legal the government could regulate it.
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Nah he's too busy feeling like a big man hitting women he knows to 'put them in their place'.
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As long as the *****s were treated ok and happy on their pay, whilst not being forced through addiction, which I appreciate they may well have been, then I have no problem with this.

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If it was legal the government could regulate it.


Yeah, just like they regulate wall street!
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It's human trafficking and stuff like that would rise so much. There's other sides to prostitution that not many people think about, and keeping it illegal keeps those side effects as low as possible.


It doesn't though. Prostitution being illegal is why human trafficking is such a problem. It's like during prohibition, how alcohol became the domain of mobsters and bootleggers.
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If it was legal the government could regulate it.
Except they can't. To a certain degree, they can. But people find ways to get around regulations.
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Except they can't. To a certain degree, they can. But people find ways to get around regulations.

Most people that work as prostitutes would probably be happy to work in a regulated environment rather than being slapped around by a pimp.
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Except they can't. To a certain degree, they can. But people find ways to get around regulations.
No, they can. A small minority of people may find a way around those regulations, but the lives of the girls that have turned to prostitution would improve tenfold.
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Gonna take awhile to arrest everyone in Wall Street though.
Gotta start somewhere *puts on batman mask*
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Police said the business was extremely sophisticated, running several escort websites and using dummy corporations with misleading names and codes during business-related phone calls


Wow, they really weren't fucking around
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