An investigation has been launched into what is believed to be an upscale
brothel that is located in the heart of Manhattan. In what has been termed
a "madam case," at least five individuals have been charged
for various crimes in relation to the brothel that was discovered not
too long ago. Along with a local suburban mother and a matchmaking recruiter
affiliated with the site, an alleged money launderer and two more prostitutes
have been charged as well.
First reported in the New York Post last Friday, March 9, 2012, it comes
as a surprise to some to just now be learning of the arrests that were
made weeks ago; in some cases, well over a year ago. The two women accused
of prostitution have already had the opportunity to plead not guilty to
the charges that were made in their names. Furthermore, the man accused of
money laundering and promotion of prostitution (who remains unidentified) has also pled
not guilty to the charges set against him. The court case continues, and
not much is being released in the way of attorney comments, personal statements,
or proceeding happenings. Therefore, it may be a bit of a waiting game
until the public is given a better idea as to how the case is playing out.
While little remains known about the case other than small details, it
can be assumed that the case is one of high importance, especially considering
the allegations and charges that have been made.
Sex crimes of any nature are always taken very seriously under United States law,
and this case will be no different. For one, additional charges of money
laundering will likely make the situation that much graver should a conviction
be made. Not only is the defendant facing the possible consequences of
a sex crime conviction, including registration as a national sex offender,
he is also facing the harsh penalties incurred by
white collar crime offenders for his alleged involvement in a money laundering scam. Sex
crime offenses and white collar crimes are two of the most harshly punished
criminal behaviors in the entire state, and these are both on trial in
the case of the Manhattan brothel that has been brought to the attention
of law makers and enforcers in the state of New York.
When facing charges of this nature, it is absolutely imperative that you
seek the sound legal defense of a New York City criminal defense lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, we are skilled in some of
the most difficult areas of the law and we are prepared to defend our
clients in whatever allegations have been made against them. To take advantage
of our services and to learn what we can do for you, contact a New York
City criminal defense attorney from our firm for a free evaluation of