Livery cabs just got nastier. A father and son were charged, along with six of their drivers, with sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, and money laundering, all stemming from their illicit sex-cab business. Drivers shuttled the women around, even using the car for johns that paid upwards of $500 dollars.

All the money was collected by Vincent George Sr. and Jr., who then allocated just enough money to the women so that their basic needs were met. Apparently, they also gave the women "degrading tattoos" to keep them subservient. We'll see if this indictment has any effect on the recent decision to allow livery cabs to pick up street hails.

[via NY Daily News]