On Friday, a successful, award-winning entrepreneur was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Freda Wolfson to over 23 years in prison for running his successful, award-winning enterprise. Okay, yeah, so he was a pimp and the award he won was “Pimp of the Year.”
The awards were from the annual Players Ball, where pimps are honored yearly. He was also a mailman when he wasn’t pimping and gave an interview to a magazine where he went on about his “pimptuition.” Wow.
A man who prosecutors actually described as an “associate pimp” was also sentenced to 96 months in prison. The chief executive pimp’s name was Matthew Thompkins, and despite his award, he wasn’t exactly a model boss: He only paid women $20 a day while pocketing all the rest of the money himself.
Oh, and a woman, Melissa Smith, who testified said she was beaten with a copper pipe and wasn’t allowed to leave. She joined because a pimp told her that his friends would help win her custody of her child, so maybe it’s best not to trust pimps.
Although family members said the award-winning pimp would be able to rehabilitate and live a life of legal letter carrying, Smith didn’t think so:
“If he gets out, I know he’ll do it again,” she said. “That’s all he ever talks about - pimping and ho-ing.”
A man dedicated to his craft. Erhm, yeah.
‘Pimp of the Year’ gets long sentence [Inquirer]