Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Queens Craigslist Call Girl Ring, Room Service Entertainment, Busted by Larry McShane - NY Daily News

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A Queens-based 24-hour-a-day call girl ring that advertised exclusively on craigslist was busted Wednesday with the indictment of seven people - including its co-owners.

The operators of Room Service Entertainment ran the prostitution business between June 2007 and December 2008, according to Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

The 47-count indictment, unsealed in Queens County Court, named the ring's owners as Scott Rosenberg, 45, of Massapequa, L.I., and Josef Davenport, 31, of Brooklyn.

Five other bookers for the operation - all women, including a pair using the aliases "Nikki" and "Tina" - were also named in the indictment.

The company used craigslist to promote its business, posting under the "Erotic Services" section, Cuomo said.

Customers used the number in the ads to call the bookers, who arranged appointments and transportation for the hookers to meet the johns, the indictment said.

Room Service Entertainment had customers in all five boroughs, as well as Westchester County and Long Island, the indictment charge. It ran around the clock, seven days a week.

The operation, in its effort to avoid law enforcement, used code for its services: Clients could ask for a "GFE" (girlfriend experience) or inquire about "skiing" or "rock climbing" (drugs).

Under the top count of enterprise corruption, the defendants face up to 25 years in prison. Cuomo said authorities had phone records, physical surveillance and other evidence linking the defendants to the ring.