A Stripper-Turned-Barista Owner Made Millions Because She Sold More Than Just Coffee

If this story hasn’t been turned into a movie by the end of the year, everyone in Hollywood is asleep at the wheel (because they drank too much and crashed into a telephone pole). Java Juggs and Twin Peaks owner Carmela Panico, 52, has been charged with promoting prostitution and money laundering, with prosecutors claiming her employees sold more than just coffee.

Prosecutors say that Carmela Panico, 52, acted as the madam of several drive-through brothels that allowed her to personally pocket more than $2 million in just three years. Meanwhile, the barely clad baristas who worked at her Java Juggs and Twin Peaks coffee huts banked as much as $30,000 a month by performing sex acts with customers.

Panico, who police say was a former exotic dancer with ties to the Seattle-based Colacurcio crime family, claims she is now no longer in the coffee business, having sold off or leased her tainted stands. She’s scheduled to appear in Snohomish County Superior Court next week. (Via)

Well, it’s like they say: the best part of waking up is a burning sensation in your penis.

Via Vocativ

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