(NEW YORK) JUST IN: Retired NYPD Vice Detective Ludwig Paz, 51, of Queens, and his wife, Arelis Peralta, accused of running a prostitution ring and has been arrested on Thursday together with 6 other civilians according to officials #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – Sept.13: A retired NYPD vice detective and his wife were accused Thursday of running a prostitution ring and gambling enterprise in New York City: Paz allegedly operated or “was partnered with and assisted” with the day-to-day operations of seven brothels located on Liberty and Onderdonk avenues in Queens; on Gates, Foster and Fourth avenues and 42nd Street in Brooklyn and on Front Street in Hempstead, Long Island, officials said #AceNewsDesk reports

The news broke a day after seven members of the NYPD were said to be arrested in connection to the enterprise, police sources confirmed:

Six civilians were also detained, sources said Wednesday

The other officers charged are:

Carlos Cruz, 41, NYPD Sergeant – Enterprise Corruption
Louis Failla, 49, NYPD Sergeant – Official Misconduct
Cliff Nieves, 37, NYPD Sergeant – Promoting Prostitution
Steven Nieves, 32, NYPD Police Officer – Promoting Prostitution
Giancarlo Raspanti, 43, NYPD Police Officer – Receiving Reward for Official Misconduct and Official Misconduct
Giovanny Rojas-Acosta, 40, NYPD Detective – Enterprise Corruption
Rene Samaniego. 43, NYPD Detective – Enterprise Corruption
The Queens District Attorney’s Office is handling the case. The investigation, handled by Internal Affairs, began in 2015.

“Today, those who swore an oath and then betrayed it have felt the consequences of that infidelity,” NYPD Commissioner James O’ Neill said. ” The people of this Department are rightly held to the highest standard, and should they fail to meet it, the penalty will be swift and severe. I thank Deputy Commissioner Joseph Reznick for the thorough investigation performed by the Internal Affairs Bureau, in partnership with the Queens District Attorney’s Office, in rooting out this illicit activity. His unit initiated this probe and in doing so, has sent a clear message: there is no place in the NYPD for criminal or unethical behavior.”

Police discuss the investigation below: @PIX11News: Watch Live: Retired NYPD detective accused of running prostitution ring, gambling enterprise: https://acenewsroom.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/pix11news-watch-live-retired-nypd-detective-accused-of-running-prostitution-ring-gambling-enterprise-https-ift-tt-2qvifnt/ Published: September 13, 2018

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