Seventeen people were arrested in connection with a Sheepshead Bay prostitution ring that raked in $7 million in three years, with hookers charging up to $10,000 a night, officials said Wednesday.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes said “High Class NY’s” clients were “all high-end customers … people with nothing but money, willing to pay these enormous amounts of money for God knows what."
The 25 or so prostitutes from around the world earned $400 to $3,600 an hour meeting with clients in city hotels or in homes on Long Island and in Westchester, investigators said. They also provided clients with cocaine and other drugs, officials added, noting that the company advertised on several websites.
“High Class NY's” owners Mikhail Yampolsky, his wife, Bronislava, his son, Alexander; and his step-son, Jonathan Yampolskaya were among those named in the 144-count indictment. Mikhail and Bronislava Yampolsky’s lawyer said the couple “didn't know anything illegal was going on."”
The defendants, who’ve been charged with enterprise corruption, promoting prostitution, money laundering and drug dealing, face up to 25 years in jail.
“There is no such thing as a high-class pimp, and as we do with all other pimps, my office will … seek the maximum sentences,” Hynes said.