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Strip Club Ring Busted

NEW YORK — An organized crime ring that lured women from Eastern Europe with the promise of waitressing jobs — only to send them to dance at New York strip clubs — has been shut down and 20 people charged, including seven purported mobsters, authorities said.

Prosecutors said the arrests closed an operation that recruited the women and arranged for them to enter into sham marriages with U.S. citizens so they could stay in the country and continue to work as exotic dancers. 


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