Man Sentenced For Prostitution Ring Run From Florida Hotel

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A man who authorities say ran an international prostitution ring out of a South Florida hotel has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

Miami U.S. Attorney Wifredo Ferrer said in a news release Wednesday that 50-year-old Miguel A. Hernandez of Miami Beach was sentenced by a federal judge after previously pleading guilty to eight charges related to the prostitution ring.

Court documents show Hernandez ran the operation called “International Playmates” from a Fort Lauderdale hotel beginning in 2010. Documents show Hernandez and others recruited women from Spain, Colombia, Venezuela and other countries.

Court records show Hernandez employed overseas recruiters, drivers to transport women on dates and female associates to manage the operation. The business openly advertised on the internet.

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