Israeli Bad Boys Behind Huge Pimping, Money Laundering Operation
Tue Aug 15, 2:23 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (AFP)
A massive prostitution ring allegedly operated by two Israeli nationals out of Palm Springs, California, was dismantled, and authorities said it had "employed" 240 women in four US states. Police seized 15 computers and five million dollars in unspecified assets from the homes of Boaz Benmoshe, 44, and Ofer Moses Lupovitz, 43, who face charges of pimping, pandering, perjury, loan fraud, tax fraud, money laundering, and grand theft, Riverside County Sheriff Bob Doyle told reporters. Authorities say the suspects used the money to fraudulently secure loans for million-dollar homes around the Coachella Valley.