The NYPD busted one of their own Tuesday when they arrested a former officer for allegedly running a multi-million dollar prostitution ring. Retired officer Michael Rizzi is the registrant for 58 call girl sites, including janeblow.com, lusciouscompanions.com, and flygirls.com.
The sites Rizzi oversaw allowed online users to hire call girls ranging in price from $400 to $2,000 an hour. The specifics about the websites come from an unsealed complaint filed with the Federal Court, which alleges Rizzi took applications from women seeking to be call girls and interviewed them in hotel rooms, according to New York Daily News.
Applicants reportedly had to share a range of details about their appearance with Rizzi, including their ethnic origin, measurements, and sexual skills.
According court papers, Rizzi wrote in an email to one applicant who decided not to meet with him, "My girls make the most money, my clients are the wealthiest people in the world. I will never send a model I haven't interviewed to them…been doing this 10 years never a problem."
After serving for nine years with the NYPD, Rizzi left the force in 2000 for medical reasons and continues to receive a pension.
New York Daily News also reports that Rizzi has connections to the mob world. His wife is related to members of the Gambino mob. She is capo Sonny Giuliano's niece and soldier Richard Giuliano Jr.'s daughter. It's not clear whether the prostitution ring was related to the mob family's activity.
A representative from the NYPD did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment.