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  1. #1
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    Jul 2004

    LE busts 80 year old madam

    Police made a surprising discovery when they busted the alleged madam of a prostitution ring called "August Playmates": the woman running the show was an 80-year-old grandmother.

    Authorities arrested Vera Tursi at her apartment during a sting operation last month to crack down on illegal prostitution rings posing as legal escort services. Police said Tursi could be the oldest person arrested for such a crime in New Jersey.

    Law enforcement officials say Tursi was very upfront about her business, telling them she took it over a few years ago from her daughter who died. According to police, Tursi said she needed money to subsidize her Social Security checks

    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Denver CO


    This particular news item represents:

    1. You can teach an old dog "new tricks".

    2. Some people never learn.

    3. That it is the world's oldest profession.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    SF Bay Area, CA

    Post Woman in brothel sting may be oldest profession's oldest madam

    A WOMAN arrested on suspicion of running a prostitution ring in the US could be the world’s oldest madam.

    At 80, police believed Vera Tursi could be the world’s oldest operator in the world’s oldest profession.

    New Jersey authorities say Mrs Tursi has admitted running prostitutes through an agency called August Playmates.

    Mrs Tursi, who is reported to use an inhaler and a walking frame, was arrested as part of a vice crackdown.

    Police raided several illegal prostitution rings masquerading as legal escort agencies. Officers said they began to suspect her advanced age when they spoke to her on the phone during the undercover operation.

    She could be heard catching her breath and used old-fashioned language.

    Detective Sergeant Thomas Cornely said: "She used the word ‘dear’, as in, ‘That’s all-inclusive, dear’." more at link:
    This is the year to locate Mark Dribin http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...ht=Mark+Dribin NamUs MP#876 and Ilene Misheloff http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...lene+Misheloff NamUs MP#6410 and bring them home to their families!

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