Saturday, September 15, 2018
NYPD officers ran prostitution and gambling ring
From AM NY:
A retired police detective and his wife are accused of running a massive prostitution ring and illicit gambling business with the help of seven active NYPD members and 40 civilians, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said on Thursday.
Ludwig Paz, 51, a retired detective from the NYPD’s Vice unit, allegedly ran the day-to-day operations at seven of eight brothels spread out across Queens, Brooklyn and Nassau County. Using his knowledge of the department’s vice protocols when investigating prostitution cases, Paz set up new policies for accepting clients in order to help root out possible undercover cops, according to Brown’s office, and paid his contacts within the NYPD for information that enabled him to thwart raids.
Among the active NYPD members who are accused of helping Paz and his wife, Arelis Peralta, are Brooklyn South Vice Det. Rene Samaniego, 43; Sgt. Carlos Cruz, 41; Det. Giovanny Rojas-Acosta, 40; Sgt. Cliff Nieves, 37; Sgt. Steven Nieves, 32; Officer Giancarlo Raspanti, 43; and Sgt. Louis Failla, 49.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill said the officers “tarnished the NYPD shields they wore,” and betrayed the trust of all 8.6 million New Yorkers.
Between August 2016 through September 2018, the prostitution ring — with brothels located on Gates, Foster and Fourth avenues and 42nd Street in Brooklyn; on Liberty and Onderdonk avenues in Queens; and on Front Street in Hempstead — netted over $2 million in revenue, per the district attorney’s office.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 6:17 AM
Labels: arrest, corruption, district attorney, gambling, james o'neill, NYPD, prostitution, Richard Brown
Just wait a second. Cops are not known to break the law. Fake news!
So these guys cut out the middleman, making all the profit.
THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. NYPD IS INVOLVED IN MORE THAN JUST PROSTITUTION LIKE DRUGS, GAMBLING, ETC...
"Ludwig" Paz? That moniker ain't no "love and marriage . . . horse and carriage".
BTW 3 YEARS to bust all their asses?
Diversity in the ranks.
Its not a diversity issue. The NYPD has been corrupt way before the Serpico days. There are still remnants of that era.
The result of diversity recruitment, the commissioner must be so proud
109th Pct has them all beat !
Just helping the poor in de Blasio-Cortez vain..
Maybe some NYPD are investors in the Korean "rub and tug" businesses near the Broadway-Flushing LIRR station.
Re: "Anonymous Anonymous said...
The result of diversity recruitment, the commissioner must be so proud"
This comment is so far off-base, I don't know where to begin.
1) So corruption in the NYPD started recently?
2) So the 1800's, 1900's and early 2000's don't count?
3) So there haven't been Irish, Italian, Polish and other white corrupt cops?
Sounds like you wanted to make an ugly diversity comment and looked around for a story to stick it in.
You must have been born yesterday with the ability to use a computer.
This has been going on since there has been police.
Decriminalize prostitution already.
>> Anonymous Anonymous said...
>> The result of diversity recruitment, the commissioner must be so proud
Cops, priests, teachers, politicians don't come from heaven. They are no different than the population they come from. As the former head chaplain of the NYPD St Paul society once sAid "When looking for faults, use a mirror, mot a telescope:
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