May 20, 2009

Misplaced Priorities

Boy am I ever glad that they got these evil prostitutes, they were ever so dangerous.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- New York authorities indicted seven people accused of running a prostitution ring on the Web site Craigslist, the state's attorney general announced Wednesday.

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office said the group ran a 24-hour prostitution ring called Room Service Entertainment from Craigslist's erotic services section from June 2007 to December 2008.

The 47-count indictment unsealed Wednesday named the company's co-owners as Scott Rosenberg, 45, and Josef Davenport, 31.

Five women also were named in the indictment, identified as bookers for the alleged prostitution ring.

The five women named in the indictment were identified as Patricia Krupa, Joanna Mercado, Sylvia Soto, Lina Vazquez and Barbara Morris.

It was not immediately known if those charged had hired legal counsel.

Five of the defendants appeared in court Wednesday afternoon, Cuomo's office said. Authorities are still searching for two, who have not yet been arrested.

It was not immediately clear which two had not been arrested.

Craigslist, an online classified-ad site, was the "sole vehicle through which the company operated," Cuomo's office said.

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