LE busts 80 year old madam

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  1. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    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

    http://www.newsday.com/news/local/w...05,0,2467561.story?coll=ny-region-apnewjersey
     
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  3. vicktor

    vicktor New Member

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    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.
     
  4. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    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:
    http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=621032005
     

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