Cuomo chides Craigslist after hooker bust

May 20, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Wednesday called on Craigslist to do more to keep prostitution rings off of the popular Internet classified ads site.

Cuomo issued the statement in conjunction with the announcement of a 47-count indictment against an alleged prostitution operation that advertised its services exclusively on Craigslist.

WCBS-TV, New York, said seven people were arrested in the Queens-based operation in which hookers were allegedly booked for men responding to the ad.

Cuomo contended Craigslist was not "serious about putting real protections in place" and said recent security upgrades were "half-baked."

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