An Air France executive who managed flight crews at CDG is accused of buying heavily discounted tickets to “ship” Brazilian girls from São Paulo to Paris in what’s being described as a complex prostitution ring. Le Parisien newspaper is reporting that the executive and his wife forced the girls to work out of apartments near the Louvre museum.
As per the newspaper,
A police source told the paper that the executive and his wife travelled to Brazil about once a month and would return each time with several women who they passed off as family members, and who were thus entitled to travel on tickets costing only €150 each. The operation was brought to a halt after one of the women, who had come to France in 2010 to study but was allegedly forced into prostitution by the executive’s wife Claudia, eventually escaped her pimps in 2013 and alerted the police. The woman told police that she was lodged in an apartment on the rue de Rivoli, which runs alongside the Louvre, and claimed she was expected to receive an average of five clients a day, charging each €150.
Check out the full article (in French) here.