Whitestoner guilty of heading drug ring: AG

Whitestoner guilty of heading drug ring: AG
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WHITESTONE — A Whitestone resident pleaded guilty to enterprise corruption in Queens Supreme Court Wednesday for her role in a tri-state prostitution ring, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.

Jay King, 53, headed up a prostitution ring that provided crack, cocaine and Viagra in addition to sex for sale, Schneiderman said. Her plea is just the latest conviction after more than 10 Queens residents were originally arrested and charged in December.

“Today’s guilty plea by Ms. King is part of our ongoing effort to ensure that those who head up and profit from illicit and dangerous business dealings are sent to jail,” Schneiderman said. “My office will continue to work with law enforcement agencies around the state to root out criminal networks that profit handsomely from the exploitation of women and bring them to justice.”

According to King’s plea deal, she faces between three and nine years behind bars and will be required to pay a $100,000 fine.

King, like other Queens residents who were charged in connection with the ring, funneled some of her profits to the Manhattan-based ad agency Somad Enterprises, which Schneiderman said acted as the central player in the entire operation.

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