Pimp arrested in Las Vegas gets 17 years in prison

A Chicago pimp who brought prostitutes to Las Vegas, including a 15-year-old girl who was arrested at Mandalay Bay by Metro Police vice detectives, has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s office said.

Quinton Williams, also known as “Goldie,” 47, of Chicago, was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Kent J. Dawson to 17 years in prison and three years of supervised released, Daniel G. Bogden, U.S. Attorney for Nevada, announced in a statement. Williams was convicted of transportation of a female for prostitution, transportation of a minor for prostitution, money laundering, sex trafficking of children and interstate travel in aid of racketeering on March 6 after a jury trial.

Williams operated a prostitution business and was involved in transporting women to various states for prostitution in 2001, the U.S. attorney’s office said. In December 2001, he transported a 15-year-old girl and an adult woman from Chicago to Portage, Ind., Houston, Phoenix and Las Vegas. He supervised the prostitution activities of the two in those cities and took all of their earnings, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

On Dec. 29, 2001, Williams rented rooms for himself, the girl and the woman at the Budget Suites on Tropicana Boulevard. He told them to engage in prostitution at Mandalay Bay, where they were arrested by vice detectives on prostitution-related charges, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Williams was convicted in 2003 on the same charges and sentenced to 10 years in prison but was granted a new trial in April 2008 on appeal. His sentence Thursday resulted from his designation as a career criminal – he has three prior felony convictions in Illinois, two for controlled substance offenses and one for attempted robbery, the U.S. attorney’s office said. He had received a sentence of 10 years after his first trial.

Williams has been in federal custody since 2003.

The U.S. attorney’s office said that during the 1990s through 2001, Williams filed only one federal income tax return with total reported earnings of less than $500, adding that Williams had no legitimate source of income other than his financial gains from illegal pimping.

Metro Police vice detectives and the criminal investigation unit of the IRS investigated the case.

source: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/dec/10/pimp-arrested-las-vegas-gets-17-years-prison/


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