Woman accused of running New York escort service is sentenced for money laundering

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  1. Astroboy1

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    "paying a 'little bit' of taxes can go a LONG way"

    every china bizman's credo. mine too--
  2. miss1971

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    the part i DON'T get is that she was soooo high end...but ONLY made 2.5 million in 5 years...i can do half of that on my own in the same time without even straining myself....and 'majority' of my clients are 300-500 an hour. i think they must have 'just' found her credit card slips or something...and no record of cash.
    YES you CAN buy an apartment in the trump towers or anywhere you choose....but you have to file the appropriate amount of income to back up your downpayment....you have to go about it the long way...pay bit by bit....not all at once....how easy is it to register a business????.....PAULINAS CLEANING(my money) AND JANITORIAL SERVICES....costs about 100 bucks downtown....she could have ran ANY amount she wanted to through her business account.....shit...for a hundred grand she could have bought a 'molly maid' franchise and really 'cleaned up' her act......NO BRAIN NO PAIN...paying a 'little bit' of taxes can go a LONG way!
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  3. nyctruth

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    Ahh, the power of the client list.
  4. lepke

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    Very intelligent observation.....
  5. lepke

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    This is a real dumb girl......Money washing boys and girls is a no no...Buying apartments for whores in the Trump building is a no no no... When you ask to be caught you will get your wish. This girl had a lawyer that sucked her dry also with that defense...You think the court is gonna find in favor of a high profile whore monger who washes cash on record....She should have saved her money and hired me...I would have just pleaded out and got her exactly what she ended up with...Man talk about throwing good money after bad...
  6. LushWet

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    I know that was sarcasm :) but it ain't far from reality. It gets that way sometimes... counting takes time and takes place at theend of hard work... it is oh-so-effective as a method of classical conditioning; second perhaps only to spending.
  7. April

    April Member<br><color=red> First in war, first in peace

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    Sorry but if your engaging in something illegal and decide to flaunt it you deserve to get caught. It's not what you do but how you do it. There are so many ways to hide stuff and I find it insane that when dealing with this amount of $ no type of "back-up" situation was put in place. (julie, Jason Paulina....WTF were you thinking.........guess everyone was too busy counting)
    In this day and age there is no reason on gd's green earth why a pimp or a madam shouldn't have something stashed somewhere for a situation that will INEVITABLY come.

    Each day that comes makes me even more happy with the decisions I've made in my life.
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  8. Slinky Bender

    Slinky Bender The All Powerful Moderator

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    Since she got hit for the money laundering charge and not the prosti charge, it's hard to argue with (on "oral" grounds, considering "our" postion).
  9. Jack_Maehoffer

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    December 7, 2005, 8:57 PM EST


    NEW YORK (AP) _ A woman who was accused of providing prostitutes for big spenders was sentenced Wednesday to six months in jail and told to pay $1.5 million in restitution after she pleaded guilty to money laundering.

    Jennifer Paulino, 45, was jailed immediately after her appearance before state Supreme Court Justice Budd Goodman, who imposed the sentence. She will be on probation for five years after she finishes her jail time.

    Paulino was charged in December 2004 with prostitution and money laundering. Prosecutors said then she was disguising the origins of money earned by her American Beauties escort service.

    Prosecutors said after her arrest that she raked in $2.5 million over five years by providing high-priced prostitutes _ the majority from Brazil and Eastern Europe _ to men willing to pay up to $2,500 for their company.

    Paulino bought an apartment in a Donald Trump high-rise on Manhattan's Upper East Side and a home in Miami, both of which she will sell to raise the restitution, said her lawyer, Renato C. Stabile. She already has paid about $600,000 and owes about $900,000, he said.

    Paulino tried a novel defense gambit during her case: She moved to dismiss the indictment on the ground that she was the same as "Goliath" corporations that make and promote porn films and pay people to have sex. She said targeting her, while ignoring them, violated the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause.

    The court said prostitution is usually confined to an exchange between two parties and therefore escort services and "Goliath" corporations are not similarly situated.

    Further, the court held, prosecuting the corporations posed First Amendment issues that did not arise in prosecuting brothels.