A Mister Softee driver who dished up pot and cocaine along with the ice cream was busted in his truck outside a Queens school yesterday, police said.

For certain customers, Jermaine Jordan, 26, of St. Albans, would double-cup his cold concoctions – tucking the drugs neatly between the two containers and giving new meaning to the term coke float, authorities said.

“People would approach and place their order,” a police source said. “The bottom of their cup would contain their purchase, either cocaine or marijuana.”

Jordan was arrested as he made his usual stop in front of Intermediate School 8 in South Jamaica – just as kids were being dismissed from summer camp, police said.

Parents outside IS 8 said they were disgusted by the alleged drug-dealing – especially since the suspect is a man they had come to know from his three years of driving the ice-cream truck.

“We trusted this guy. We send kids out there every day. I feel betrayed,” said Donald Williams, 53, who regularly gave money to his granddaughter for ice cream.

“I been here for 40 years and ain’t never would’ve thought Mister Softee was dealing drugs. Not Mister Softee.”………....READ FULL STORY

DWARF ‘MADAM’ ACCUSED OF EXPLOITING MINOR

A stout female dwarf dubbed “Shorty” has been busted in Brooklyn for pimping out an underage runaway to upscale clients she found over the Internet, police sources said yesterday.

Suspected mini-madam Jacqueline Green, 26 – who is 3-foot-9 and 145 pounds – is accused of using her Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment at 555 Quincy St. as a sex pad for johns who paid a high price for the teen’s services, which were advertised on Craigslist, the sources said.

The johns were mostly white men from Manhattan and Long Island who were charged $250 per half-hour for intercourse and $100 per half-hour for oral sex, said the sources……..READ FULL STORY http://www.nypost.com/seven/03102008/news/regionalnews/shrimp_pimp_101257.htm

NEW YORK (CBS) ― In a city that seems to have everything, it’s amazing what we’ll still be surprised to find. Take for example what CBS 2 HD recently uncovered going on in the back of a pizzeria.

Let’s just say it’s hotter than the pizza served up front.

On the outside, Cordatos looks like your ordinary pizzeria, but inside customers are offered something way too hot and spicy to be found on the menu.A walk through the restaurant past the pizza ovens, leads to a heavy soundproof door, where inside the back room $10 buys you a few moments of lap dancing by barely dressed exotic dancers, a dance too graphic for most newscasts.

“When you are in the Big Apple anything and everything goes,” one patron said.

The anything and everything on this menu includes extremely close body-to-body contact during the lap dance. Judging from the crowds CBS 2 HD saw during our hidden camera investigation, it’s a popular pit stop just blocks from ground zero, where construction workers and Wall Street traders find a slice of pleasure in the least likely of places.

“The guys go at lunch time,” one man said. “It’s not a bad thing either, relieves a little pressure.”

So is this New York City’s best-kept secret? Apparently not, especially to members of the NYPD’s vice unit. Three years ago, several of the dancers were arrested and charged with prostitution.

While Cordatos is licensed to serve alcohol, dancing falls under the city’s Cabaret Law, which requires a separate license, which the pizzeria does not have.

Lap dances. Yes, you read that correctly……………READ FULL STORY http://wcbstv.com/local/lap.dance.cordatos.2.245525.html

A Brooklyn gang used a scam on craigslist.com to shake down New Yorkers with the lure of discounted iPhones, police said yesterday.

When the victims arrived, the thugs robbed them at gunpoint, cops said.

“It was all a ruse to get the buyers with money in [the criminals’] comfort zone so they could rob them,” said Lt. Garfield Brown of the Brooklyn Central Robbery Unit.

In one particularly nasty holdup on April 10, the gun-toting robbers allegedly demanded cash from a 69-year-old man who showed up at with two children in the car…….. READ FULL STORY http://www.nypost.com/seven/06132008/news/regionalnews/irobbed_115332.htm

A plot by organized crime to seize control of the Las Vegas outcall industry was thwarted by FBI agents, in large part because they had help from a mob insider.When gangsters with John Gotti’s crime family heard about a mysterious black box device being used to steal from escort companies, they sent a fearsome crew to town to fix the problem.An owner named Chris DeCarlo, who had already approached Nastasi about an alliance, with protection from John Gotti’s family, had a bold idea.DeCarlo contacted Mario Stefano, a high ranking New York mob figure. Stefano told him help was on the way.”They called him Vinnie the Aspirin. If they were to have a headache running on of their businesses, they bring in Vinnie the Aspirin. He makes the headache go away,” said Tony.His real name was Vinnie Conguisti. His most infamous work tool was a power drill, which he used to obtain information.The Aspirin and two other tough guys came to Las Vegas to find the black box and its creator, and then to take over the escort industry one company at a time — by torture or murder if necessary.……………READ FULL STORY http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7931151

“He swung a knife right into the back of her neck, not stabbing but chopping like a sword,” Rizzo said. Another witness said the man, his demeanor “intense,” never said a word before targeting the woman…………………..READ FULL STORY http://wcbstv.com/topstories/stabbing.knife.shooting.2.314016.html

Though new to the industry, the ring took in more than $1 million in barely three years, dispatching more than 50 prostitutes in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Paris and London to rendezvous, the federal authorities allege. In the process, the ring unwittingly did what Wall Street titans and political foes could not: bring down Mr. Spitzer. For all the weighty consequences of its operation, the Emperor’s Club had a homespun quality.

Its boss was Mark Brener, 62. He dealt with a stack of medical bills for his late wife by starting the escort service, an idea that dawned on him several years ago as he surveyed sex-related advertisements in the weekly newspaper The Village Voice, an associate of Mr. Brener’s said.

The venture reinvigorated Mr. Brener. He dyed his hair black, donned a leather jacket and recruited three women to help him. The four seemingly had little in common beyond a desire for extra money and a willingness to earn it in alternative ways.

read full story http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/07/nyregion/07emperor.html?hp

WHEN A LOAN CUSTOMER COULD NOT PAY HIS DEBT,HE GAVE HIS ESCORT SERVICE TO TONY-THE REST IS HISTORY….The Las Vegas outcall industry, widely regarded as a front for prostitution, rakes in millions of dollars each year. Those profits are an irresistible lure for organized crime, which was forced out of Las Vegas casinos 20 years ago.…. read full story http://www.lasvegasnow.com/Global/story.asp?S=7914004

THIS IS OLD NEWS,BUT ENTERTAINING.THE UK VERSION OF THE STORY read full story http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1581873/Insider-shares-secrets-of-NYC’s-escort-agencies.html

Alycia Martin, 20, of Westland was arrested in April and charged with prostitution. According to Troy police, Martin was paid $150 to perform oral sex on Thomas Athans, husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.). Athans told police that he paid Martin for sex at the Residence Inn on Livernois. The hotel was under police surveillance when a man went into a room and emerged 15 minutes later. Athans was stopped on I-75 and admitted to having paid a prostitute for sex, police said.

Athans agreed to testify against the alleged prostitute, and he was charged only with driving with a suspended license, a charge that was quickly cleared up. Athans was not charged with soliciting.

Martin’s attorney, Frank Cusumano of Macomb, alleges the search of her hotel room violated the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution and is trying to get the case thrown out of court.

Martin’s next court date is 1:30 p.m. June 3. She remains out on a $100 bond.

ENFORCEMENT APPROACHES

Troy police admit their handling of a prostitution case involving the husband of a U.S. senator who wasn’t charged has drawn questions.

…………………”There are literally thousands and thousands of dollars changing hands, maybe millions, in the escort industry,” Troy Police Lt. Gerry Scherlinck said. “We have an officer on it, but we aren’t naive enough to think it isn’t still going on.”

Scherlinck said both buyers and sellers of sex feel safe in suburbs like Troy. The escorts like the security of knowing violent offenders don’t often strike in the suburbs and clients like the relative obscurity of hooking up at a suburban hotel, where police aren’t thought to have much of a presence.

In the most recent case, police were monitoring the escort Web site eros.com when an ad for services in Troy was spotted. Police made several calls to the escorts, who eventually divulged their location thinking they were talking to customers. Officers were staking out the Northfield Hilton when customers arrived.

A Port Huron man, 37, told police he paid $300 for sex. Later, a Farmington Hills man, 58, said he also paid $300 for a sex act after leaving a different room. Both men signed statements as to what happened and they were released.

Two women, both from Sunny Isles, Fla., were arrested and charged with prostitution. One was 23 years old and the other 37. The maximum penalty is 93 days in jail and/or a $500 fine. The case against both women is still pending…………………..READ FULL STORY www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080518/NEWS23/805180389/1040/rss16