NEW YORK (AP) — A case that became a tabloid spectacle when high-priced prostitutes testified in support of father-and-son pimps from Pennsylvania ended Monday with the pair being sentenced to three to nine years in prison.
Vincent George Jr., left, and Vincent George Sr., listen to closing arguments in a courtroom in New York. The father and son who acknowledged they were pimps were sentenced on Monday July 8, 2013, to three to nine years in prison for promoting prostitution and money laundering. They were acquitted earlier of sex trafficking charges after several prostitutes testified they were treated well.
Prosecutors had sought a much stiffer sentence for Vincent George Sr. and Vincent George Jr., who were convicted by a judge last month of money laundering and promoting prostitution but acquitted of more serious sex-trafficking charges.