Patchogue (WALK) - A Korean immigrant arrested at her Long Island home yesterday is one of 18 people busted in a probe of a sophisticated Manhattan-based prostitution ring that was offering one-stop shopping during Super Bowl week, according to State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
Hyun Ok Yoon, 41, is an alleged madam and the head of the ring, which reportedly offered "party packs" of both illegal drugs and sex, delivered right to the door of clients. She and the 17 other suspects were rounded up in overnight raids this week.
According to Schneiderman, the ring set up dummy companies through which they were able to accept $3 million in credit card charges for their illicit services over the past year. The charges would appear on credit card bills as goods and services from companies like a phony clothes wholesaler and a fake limo company.
In recent weeks, Yoon was allegedly targeting "high rollers" who would be in town for the Super Bowl. Some of the suspects now in custody are reportedly claiming they were forced into prostitution and are cooperating with authorities.
All 18 suspects face charges including conspiracy, selling drugs, promoting prostitution and money laundering.