The legal problems continue to mount for a former Horsham cop who admitted in court that he solicited a prostitute while on patrol last year and then lied to police to cover it up.

Thomas Crow pleaded guilty to a number of charges including patronizing a prostitute, filing false reports and tampering with evidence. The charges stem from an incident last year when the 36-year-old Crow picked up a hooker while in uniform and then tried to cover it up by telling police he was investigating an escort for his brother-in-law.

Prosecutor Todd Stephens says he lied, destroyed some notes and tried to have other witnesses lie to police:

“When you have a police officer falsely accusing people of crimes. I think that’s a serious charge and we have to aggressively prosecute that.”

Crow could get up to eleven years behind bars. But his legal problems aren’t over. He was charged last week with insurance fraud for a claim he settled several years ago.

He reported some items stolen, but prosecutors say his estranged wife recently found them in the house……….READ FULL STORY

Cops: Hooker swipes $62G from boozy john……..

The lure of a $30 trick with a Lowell hooker ended up nearly costing one man more than $60,000 in cash, police said.

Jessica Garcia, 30, was released on personal recognizance yesterday after allegations that she agreed to perform oral sex on the drunken john for $30, but then tied him up and ran off with $62,000 in cash he kept in a duffel bag……………..………….READ FULL STORY

“friendliest madam” is back in business – and even giving cops a helping hand.

Julie Moya, known as “the madam with a heart” because she rescued so many animals before she went to jail in 2005, told the Daily News she helped the NYPD nab a Manhattan man accused of preying on hookers.

Todd Cunningham, 25, was arrested Monday on charges that he trolled for escorts on CRAIGSLIST and posed as a cop so he could rob and molest them.

Moya, who was sprung from prison in 2007, said she picked Cunningham out of a lineup after he tried the stunt at her new pleasure palace about three weeks ago.

“He tells [a hooker], ‘You are under arrest for prostitution!’ and he clipped on handcuffs. Then he comes out and says, ‘Everybody sit down. You’re all under arrest,'” Moya said.

“He did it just like cops do it.”

It was another call girl who first led cops to Cunningham.

When he showed up at the woman’s posh upper East Side digs, he flashed his fake identification and demanded cash “or else she’ll be in trouble.”

Cunningham then stole $4,000 and sodomized the woman, a law enforcement source said.

Police tracked Cunningham through the cell phone number he used to book his “date,” sources said. He even answered that phone with a brisk “Officer Woods!” sources said. Out on $25,000 bail, he declined comment.

Moya said Cunningham had a badge and cuffs and even barked into a device, “I need backup!”…………………READ FULL STORY http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/07/10/2008-07-10_madam_with_heart_helps_cops_catch_phony_.html

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SANTO DOMINGO.- Several New York area media report the court sentence on Wednesday of a man who arranged sex tours to the Dominican Republic and advertised them on Craigslist and other Web sites.

Saeed Ahmed, 29, received a sentence of 10 days of community service and five years probation, after his conviction in May for promoting prostitution through his company, Jump Off Destinations. The tour business operated from his Washington Heights apartment, said Edison Alban of the Manhattan district attorney’s office. He also had is own Web site, in addition to advertising on Craigslist.

The tour package included the number of days, airfare and accommodations, and specified the number of sex partners the client received, prosecutors said. The prostitutes’ fees were buried in the tour package’s upfront cash cost.

Ahmed, in a handwritten statement given to police said he also provided a chauffeur, tour guide and translator for clients visiting the Spanish-speaking Caribbean island for a cost of about $2,500.  He ran the tours for about eight months and included “female companionship, which included sexual favors,” prosecutors said.

A human rights activist from Equality Now uncovered the scheme when the ads were seen in Craigslist’s erotic services section…………….READ FULL STORY http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/world/2007/7/19/24745/Erotic-Dominican-tours-operator-is-sentenced-in-NY

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

Vitter is the first elected official to be identified as a client of the alleged prostitution ring. Earlier this year, a high-level diplomat resigned after his name was linked to the scandal in an ABC News report based on phone records that covered 2003 to 2006.

The federal judge hearing Jeanne Palfrey’s criminal case had barred the accused madam from releasing any additional records.

“The disk – containing a full set of the telephone records for the 13 year operational history of ‘Pamela Martin & Associates’ – already has been pirated,” ……………..READ FULL STORY http://blogs.usatoday.com/ondeadline/2007/07/accused-dc-mada.html

A lawyer who fervently contested the result of the 2000 presidential election and started an organization advocating voter reform used it to hide profits from another venture, the police say: a strip club that offered more than dancing.

The lawyer, Louis Posner, ran the Hot Lap Dance Club out of a fifth-floor loft in Hell’s Kitchen, where the police said the wealthy clientele paid as much as $5,000 for sex with dancers in private rooms.

The authorities raided the loft on Thursday night and arrested Mr. Posner, his wife, Betty, and 19 others on charges that included money laundering and promoting prostitution. No clients were arrested.

According to the police, Mr. Posner, a 52-year-old tax lawyer, funneled the club’s money to an account for Voter March, the grass-roots demonstration organization he started shortly after the 2000 election that has been largely inactive since 2004. He deposited money into several other accounts, the police said, adding that the amounts were low enough to avoid raising a red flag at the IRS.

Investigators seized $570,000 from 13 bank accounts and two safety deposit boxes held by the Posners, all of which could be traced back to the dance club, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan district attorney’s office said…….On its Web site, the Hot Lap Dance Club, also known as Premium Events, bills itself as the city’s premier private lap dance club, with nightly erotic shows featuring lesbian dancers and sex toys……………

A detective came across an advertisement on CRAIGSLIST for a lap dance club and, after responding to it, he received a link to the club’s Web site, according to the criminal complaint.

During an undercover detective’s visit to the club last August, a dancer told him that there was a “house dealer of cocaine,” who “made rounds at midnight,” the complaint said. One of the employees introduced the detective to a man who went by the name Lou, who told him he “was the boss,” according to the complaint. Some of the women called him “Daddy,” the complaint said.

On one occasion, Lou told the detective he had a source on the Police Department’s payroll and would be able to detect an officer, the complaint said.

When a detective visited the club in June, Ms. Malandri offered to meet with him at a different location with another dancer to have a threesome for $5,000, the complaint said.

The business earned $1 million over 10 months, the police said.

On Friday afternoon, the club had a notice on the door saying it was closed……….READ FULL STORY http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/19/nyregion/19brothel.html?ref=nyregion …….http://www.hotlapdance.com/…………..BACK IN MARCH A BUSSINESSMAN GOT KICKED IN THE FACE BY ACCIDENT IN HOTLAPDANCE I SUSPECT THIS MAY HAVE BEEN A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR…..NEW YORK (AP) ― A businessman claims in a lawsuit that he was injured when a stripper giving him a lap dance swiveled and smacked him in the face with the heel of her shoe.

Stephen Chang, a securities trader, said in court papers filed Friday that he was at the Hot Lap Dance Club near Madison Square Garden and was getting a paid lap dance when the accident occurred early Nov. 2, 2007.

According to the lawsuit, as the dancer swung around, the heel of her shoe hit him in the eye, causing him “serious injuries.”

A man who identified himself as the manager of the Hot Lap Dance Club said he was unaware of the accident or the state Supreme Court lawsuit. The club’s lawyer, Stephen Ateshoglou, did not immediately return a call.

On its Web site, the club describes itself as the “Playboy Mansion of Manhattan party lofts.” The site says admission is $50 plus a one-time club membership fee of $10 for newcomers. Lap dances cost around $40, plus admission, according to the Web site….READ FULL STORY…………..

Web Site Helps Officials Track Prostitution:

A Web site that evaluates the sex trade across the U.S. may help law enforcement crack down on prostitution.

Daniel Weiss, senior analyst for media and sexuality at Focus on the Family Action, said he was shocked by some of the content.

“What’s surprising is how clinical it is,” he said. “It will tell the user exactly what this woman is willing to do.”

“Law enforcement can look at this and see there’s clear solicitation of prostitution going on,” Weiss said. “And that’s a crime.

“Every police department in the country ought to log on to see who’s operating in their area.”

David Elms, who owns the site, is in jail on an unrelated charge, meaning there’s a chance it may go offline….READ FULL STORY http://www.citizenlink.org/CLNews/A000007669.cfm ………………………………HERE IS A REALTED POST FROM USASEXGUIDE.INFO.THEY CLAIM DAVE ELMS; OWNER OF THEEROTICREVIEW.COM ROUTINELY ALLOWS COPS TO REGISTER AS CUSTOMERS AND USE HIS SITE FOR PROSTITUTION STINGS.THE INFO WAS TAKEN FROM A NOW REMOVED ARTICLE FROM MSNBC’S WEBSITE.. David R. Elms, president of The Erotic Review, said he was aware
that police occasionally registered as fake customers on his site…..THE POST GOES ON TO SAY:”Inside info from a ex moderator tells me that the way it was
worked out with lawyers and police is David R Elms is being granted
immunnity from any criminal prosecution in return of letting vice on
the boards to gather info on john’s and providers in the area’s of
these sting op’s!!!!
It has also been brought to my attention That David R Elms
presisdent of TER also gives personal info such as IP addy’s, CC
billings info ETC……. of those who advertise or hold reviews on
his board over to vice in the cities of sting op’s.”
….LINK http://www.usasexguide.info/forum/archive/index.php/t-3431.html