NEW YORK — A Massachusetts businessman has been arrested on conspiracy charges, accused of providing start-up money and financial advice to a New York City brothel.

The charges were unveiled in Manhattan federal court as David Stasior was arrested Wednesday by federal agents in Massachusetts.

He was scheduled to appear in Boston federal court later in the day. There was no immediate information on an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

Acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said Stasior for years had provided financial advice and record-keeping services to the brothel while he worked with its owner to promote its activities.

Authorities said the arrest stemmed from a multi-year investigation that had already led to 17 arrests, including the owners of at least 10 Manhattan brothels.

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