Saturday, August 19, 2017

Former NYPD cop Michael Rizzi who married into the mob pulls 15 months

Retired NYPD cop, Michael Rizzi
A former NYPD officer who married into the mob was sentenced in May to 15 months for a high end prostitution operation he ran.

Michael Rizzi, an officer from 1992 to 2000, admited to profiting from roughly two dozen prostitution businesses, including dozens of round-the-clock online operations that provided door-to-door service of women to johns. The Staten Island resident had pleaded guilty in October 2016 to money laundering conspiracy for an operation that raked in more than $2 million in credit card transactions alone between October 2012 and May 2016.

The U.S. Attorney's Office announced that it had taken steps to “restrain” Rizzi's websites.
Rizzi is married to Jill Juliano, the daughter of Gambino crime family soldier Richard Juliano, whose older brother is Joseph (Sonny) Juliano, a powerful Brooklyn-based capo overseeing their waterfront operations.

Authorities had alleged that Rizzi’s operation replaced the shuttered Pure Platinum Models, a Manhattan-based online prostitution site taken down by police years ago. His Staten Island based business went under the name MJM/Manhattan Stakes and Entertainment, or BJM. Some of its customers spent as much as $100,000 each, with one spending $25,000 for a single night.

Francesco Paolo Augusto Calì is the boss of the Gambino crime family.