New York State Attorney General, Andrew Cuomo's office reports that a group of 7 individuals operated a 24hour prostitution service called 'Room Service Entertainment' from Craigslist's erotic services section.
Cuomo's office added that Craigslist was the "sole vehicle through which the company operated". The advertisements listed included either a pornographic or semipornographic photograph with a phone number "to arrange a date". If found guilty of enterprise corruption, the group of 7 could all face up to 25 years in prison.
In a written statement, Andrew Cuomo stated, "Until Craigslist gets serious about putting real protections in place, it will continue to be an environment where criminal operations thrive with impunity".