December 29, 2006

BROTHEL OWNERS TAKE AMSTERDAM TO COURT



Money Laundering Cited for License Revocation





AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — A group of brothel owners that represents nearly a third of the prostitutes in Amsterdam's famed red light district have challenged a decision to revoke their licenses, the city said Friday.



The city notified the owners of 37 brothels and sex show venues on Nov. 30 they would be closed because of suspected involvement in money laundering.


The brothel owners maintain their financial problems are caused by banks refusing to do business with them. In its statement, the city said it would wait for a court ruling to take action. The case will likely be heard in mid-January, the city said.


The brothels represent around 300 of the district's scantily clad "windows" prostitutes who stand behind windows and tap their fingers against the glass to attract customers. The narrow streets near Amsterdam's center have been a hangout for prostitutes since the city was the hub of a global trading empire during the Netherlands' 17th century Golden Age.




12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a Dutch trick to force these low quality brothels to relocate to Aruba, and start a new Carribean Red Light District there. Joran mentioned this new job opportunity in Aruba last summer with his Dutch girlfriend. He will be a manager trainee, and her girlfriend will be the first registered sex worker in Aruba. Aruba needs a red light sex industry to save their island economy. ALE will be the pimp law enforcement.

Michelle said...

Ok...whatever you said. Sometimes I have to wonder if people are full of shit or just messing around trying to be funny?

If not, there are some major weirdos lurking here.

MaryCaseySprite! said...

Michelle, Thanks for your dedication for Natalee & her family. All you do is much appreciated. Never forget that !
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Anonymous said...

Whatever your opinion is, is most appreciated by your supporters. Some times people get the wrong message from your ambiguious posting. You are a proving ground for Natalee's justice. But some people will stop posting comments in your blog, your blog will become stone dry and tasteless after you called them weirdoes.

Anonymous said...

But some people will stop posting comments in your blog, your blog will become stone dry and tasteless after you called them weirdoes.

Michelle,

Is this 'weirdo' actually threathening your blog? That is rich. Maybe it is time for you to block all these 'weirdo's' with their 'X-files' mentallity.
Think about it, they are threathening YOU on YOUR blog about YOUR comments.

John C.

Michelle said...

Jeez...sorry.

Anonymous said...

Michelle,

Sorry if my last post came over as an attack on you. What I meant to say was that it is ridiculous that after all the very hard work you have done to keep your site up and running, and to keep Natalee on the forefront of things to happen, some idiot comes and hreatens you, just because you don't agree with him. And all that on your website.

Maybe, just maybe you could block these idiots, and keep your site open for serious bloggers, like Deb, meri, etc. (and maybe me).

John C.

Michelle said...

Oh...I'm used to it. It was a lot worse a year ago. You should have heard what Dan Reihl used to say about me on his blog. He basically wrote a post saying I was just some dumb stupid high school cheerleader whore because of Joe M. I am 33 and I was never a cheerleader. I thought they were lame and made fun of them...of course, that's what I do best, right?

I can handle anyone now. :)

grass said...

You go girl, proud to call you my friend!
take care,
grass

Anonymous said...

Allright girlfriend, just want to keep the credibility of your site (in my eyes the ONLY REAL PRO NATALEE WEBSITE ON THE WHOLE NET) up.

John C.

Michelle said...

Wow...what a compliment! Are you for real or messing with me? ;)

Anonymous said...

For real girlfriend. Again, not always agreeing with all of your views and opinions, doesn't mean that I don't respect your point of view.

John C.