Rules aside, the adult entertainment industry on Long Island continues to attract the criminal element.
Investigators with the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said most of the Island’s adult clubs are run by old line Italian mobsters or biker gangs such as the Pagans. Most partner with Russian hoods in Brooklyn who supply the dancers.
“The girls in these places are mostly Eastern European or biker chicks,” one investigator said.
Five years ago, the owner of a Brentwood adult video store and topless club claimed members of the Luchese crime family put a pistol to his head, told him to turn over the business and never return.
The subsequent investigation bagged the alleged under boss of the Luchese organization, Joseph Caridi of East Northport, who was charged with “enterprise corruption.”
Caridi was eventually sentenced to 7-10 years in prison by a federal judge.