Update on Gary Bennett of Rockville, Maryland (aka Beefeater500)

Remember the infamous Beefeater500 from the Maryland/Washington D.C. area? You would think after all his exposure and fugitive hunts from the police, Gary Bennett (his real name) would have enough and call it quits. No way, once a perverted criminal, always a perverted criminal. The year 2016 is still busy for Gary Bennett and like all bad boys and bad girls here, the news only gets worse.

Beefeater500 / Gary Bennett profile

Read his profile above. He had to change jobs in the beginning of 2016, but his new job and employer is still exposed. Then on July 21, 2016, the Howard County police in Maryland arrested him in a prostitution sting. With his profile exposed, the police are going to have a lot of fun backtracking his over a thousand prostitution encounters, so they can give him the maximum sentence.

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Korean pimp Gin Woo Park sentenced to 6 years prison

For several years, three Korean pimps were running an escort/prostitution/human trafficking ring in the Irvine area of Los Angeles, until they were arrested and shutdown back in August 2014. A year and a half later, one of those pimps received his sentence.

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On January 11, 2016, Gin Woo Park (shown left, now age 44) pleaded guilty and was sentenced for five felony counts of pimping. He was sentenced to 6 years in California state prison. His prison sentence would have been 40 years if he pleaded not guilty and was sentenced to the maximum.

The other two pimps, Heung Soon Kim, 57, of Los Angeles (shown center) and Miyoun Kim, 38, of Newport Beach (shown right) have pleaded not guilty, and their criminal trial continues. Heung Soon Kim faces a maximum of 40 years and 8 months in prison and Miyoun Kim faces a maximum of 12 years and 8 months in prison.

If any of them are non-U.S. citizens (and they most likely are), such as living in America under a temporary visa (like a work/student/marriage), or here as a tourist, or illegally here, they will be deported after their prison sentence. Then they will be banned from entering the U.S. for at least 10 years, all the way to life. Why do so many idiots have to learn the hard way?

Virginia pimp Quincy Edwards facing over 150 year prison sentence

You can try to disguise prostitution and human trafficking with cover up words like escorts, erotic massage, fantasy dating, adult companionship, but that doesn’t hide the truth for what it truly is: criminal prostitution and human trafficking. The public, police, judges, and jury aren’t falling for those cover up words, either.

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June 6, 2016 – In Albemarle County in central Virginia, a grand jury has indicted 33-year-old Quincy M. Edwards on a slew of charges, all connected to a prostitution ring at the Royal Inn. The 16-count indictment includes mostly commercial sex trafficking. Other indictments include abduction, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, extortion, and illegal drugs.

This is the first time someone was charged under Virginia’s new commercial sex trafficking statute which was passed last year in 2015. A three day trial is set for October. Edwards faces more than 150 years in prison if convicted on all the charges against him.

Albemarle Co. Grand Jury Indicts Man on 10 Counts of Sex Trafficking

Vincent Lombardo (Big Vin) sentenced 6 months for money laundering

Remember Vincent Lombardo of the defunct Aphrodite Companions prostitution/escort agency that was busted by law enforcement back in the summer of 2013? After two and a half years since pimps Vincent Lombardo (nicknamed Big Vin) and Melissa Lombardo were arrested and their criminal trial began, the first stage of sentencing has been handed out. On January 2016, Vincent Lombardo was sentenced to spend every weekend in jail for six months for money laundering. Vincent has been under house arrest since his arrest and still is under house arrest, but the first sentence requires him to spend all weekends in jail for six months. Melissa has not yet been sentenced, but the trials and house arrest continue for both of them.

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The Lombardos in 2016. They sure don’t look happy or glamorous like in their past heydays.

This is just the first stage of sentencing. They are both facing more criminal charges of prostitution and pimping. Vincent has been working as a barber since his arrest and it looks like that’s the only job he will ever hold. Keep in mind the Lombardos already lost everything since their arrest, and will continue to lose even more as the trial continues. They already lost all this so far.

  • Forfeited their home
  • All money earned (Over $300,000 in bank accounts)
  • Almost every material possession, like cars, furniture, computers
  • Loss of reputation with arrest, felony, and prison records

Prostitution busts are no joke. Look at the Lombardos, and look at what will happen to you next if you associate with them. As the article says,

Federal prosecutor didn’t call Lombardo fuzzy and cuddly, but said he deserved some credit for trying “to help the government open a new line of investigation” after he was arrested.

Just like anyone arrested for prostitution, the first thing they do is plea bargain by providing the police with all the information and people (johns and hos) who were involved in their prostitution scheme. Prostitution arrests constantly get more sophisticated, widespread, and severe.

TheReviewBoard.net escort review website is shutdown by law enforcement

Jan 7, 2016 – Another major escort review website has been raided and shutdown. The former website TheReviewBoard.net was servicing the Seattle area and had an estimated 23,000 members, primarily using Korean women as sex slaves. Like all escort review websites, TheReviewBoard was a front for illegal prostitution and human sex trafficking activities, not some dating site. And as usual, there were countless other crimes associated with TheReviewBoard, like drugs, immigration violations, rape, adultery, tax fraud, racketeering and money laundering, and stealing.

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The new cover for TheReviewBoard.net. As the message says:

This website has been seized pursuant to a Promoting Prostitution investigation conducted by the King County Sheriff’s Office, the Bellevue Police Department, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. To provide information relevant to the investigation, or for other inquiries, please contact: Trafficking@kingcounty.gov.

Here are the ring leaders of TheReviewBoard.net that were arrested by this large sting operation which spanned years. Police identified League members by following them to their vehicles and running their license plate numbers. Several of the meetings were also secretly recorded by police.

Sigurd Zitars, 61, owner and operator of TheReviewboard.net
Charles Peters, 46
Justin Yoon, 45
Stephen Jenkins, 44
Lawrence Masaki, 44
Mark Yamada, 54
Keith Emmanuel, 28
Noah Jorgenson, 27
Donald Mueller, 58
Richard Homchick, 49
Jabong “Crystal” Kim, a Korean national and former sex worker, is the sole woman charged

Articles:
Large prostitution ring, Bellevue brothels shut down
FBI & Local Police Seize Adult Entertainment Website “The Review Board”

David Vitter loses Louisiana governor race in 2015 because of long past prostitution incidents

Even after many years, when you thought you put it behind you, the harsh reality is that prostitution and human trafficking troubles will continue to destroy you. Former U.S. senator David Vitter from Louisiana learned this reality the hard way.

UNITED STATES - JUNE 20: Sen. David Vitter, R-La., speaks at a news conference outside of the Capitol to oppose the immigration reform bill in the Senate. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

David Vitter (Republican) won the 2004 election for a U.S. Senator seat from Louisiana. However, he had a dark secret. David Vitter, although married and raising a family, and a very public high figure, was having adulterous affairs with escorts/prostitutes through a Washington D.C. based escort agency led by Deborah Jeane Palfrey, nicknamed the DC Madam. When the DC Madam was arrested by the feds in 2006 and facing pimping and prostitution charges, the DC Madam was publicly revealing her john clients. Although David Vitter wasn’t publicly revealed yet, he decided to publicly confess in 2007 that he was a john client. David Vitter then won re-election in 2010 and it seemed like he put his prostitution life behind.

David Vitter then ran for the Louisiana governor seat in 2015. This time he was facing tougher and smarter opponents. His opponent John Edwards (Democrat) brought back to light David’s prostitution addictions that happened over 8 years ago. John Edwards then won the race, which is an incredible feat for a Democrat to win in a strong Republican state.

Let this be a lesson to everyone. Even when you thought you put your criminal life behind you many years ago, it will continue to haunt and ruin you.

Washington Post: Why did David Vitter’s prostitute problem kill him in 2015 and not in 2010?

Florida toughens penalties for soliciting prostitutes on October 1, 2015

It’s a continuous trend taking place all across America and the world. Penalties for prostitution on all sides continuously get harsher. This time it is the entire state of Florida.

In April 2015, bill HB 465 was introduced by Florida state legislator Ross Spano to toughen penalties for soliciting prostitution. It overwhelmingly passed in the Florida state legislature and Florida governor Rick Scott signed it. HB 465 takes effect on October 1, 2015. Here are the enhanced penalties of soliciting prostitutes in Florida.

Before HB 465 took effect (before October 1, 2015)
First offense: 2nd degree misdemeanor
Second offense: 1st degree misdemeanor
Third offense: 3rd degree felony

After HB 465 took effect (October 1, 2015 or after)
First offense: 1st degree misdemeanor (plus mandatory community service, vehicle can be seized)
Second offense: 3rd degree felony (up to 5 years in prison, 10 days in jail minumum)
Third offense: 2nd degree felony (up to 15 years in prison)

Florida has long been a multiple misdemeanor prostitution charge leading to a felony, but instead of three strikes, it’s just two strikes to a felony. And penalties are toughened at every level, even the first offense.

Sources:
Governor OKs tougher human trafficking protections
New Soliciting Prostitution Law in Florida