21 arrested in NYC strip club prostitution bust

July 19, 2008 8:33:21 PM PDT
A lawyer and 20 others associated with a Manhattan strip club have been arrested after authorities said the club featured high-priced prostitution. Manhattan prosecutors say the defendants worked for the Hot Lap Dance Club on West 38th Street. They were arrested Thursday night on charges including promoting prostitution, money laundering and falsifying business records.

Prosecutors say an undercover detective was offered various sex acts at the club. They say the fees ranged from about $200 to $5,000 - for two women at once.

The defendants include attorney Louis Posner, who owns the club.

He and the others are in custody, and prosecutors don't know their lawyers' names.