What Does $170,000 Get You From A "High-End" Not Irish Hooker?

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Unfortunate news for those who've been patronizing High Class NY: the "high-end" escort serviced based in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn has been shut down by the Feds, who today indicted 17 people involved in the business. For those of you not intimately familiar with HCNY, it was a family affair run by husband and wife Mikhail and Bronislava Yampolsky and their sons, Alexander and Jonathan. According to Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes, customers "came from the financial markets, many of them hedge fund people, with nothing but money, willing to pay enormous amounts for God knows what." Prices ranged from $400 to $3,600 per hour, and girls of every stripe were available, though, Hynes noted somewhat smugly, no Irish girls sullied their family names by getting involved ("There were full-service options [of women]. There were Europeans, Americans, Australians and people of all races," Hynes said. "No one Irish.") When customers wanted to add cocaine or other paraphernalia to their order, they'd use code phrases like "I'd like a bottle of Champagne" and fork over an extra $170. What'd the guy who dropped $170,000 receive in exchange? Hynes doesn't even want to know.

Asked what the guy got for his 170K, Hynes quipped, "God knows." "I'm a married man. I don't want to think about it," Hynes added.

While at this time no customers have been charged, Hynes did say he's "considering that," though he's probably willing to cut a deal with anyone who can shed some light on what it means when someone says "I'd like a bag of Franzia and boxed seats to the dog track."

NYC Prostitution Ring Busted [NYP]

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