Skip to comments.Four Chinese citizens plead guilty to running brothels (San Fran)
Posted on 02/16/2006 8:03:46 AM PST by LouAvul
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Four Chinese citizens pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to running an underground network that sold Asian women for sex out of Bay Area brothels.
The four entered their pleas in U.S. District Court to charges including conspiracy to harbor aliens, money laundering and tax evasion. Prosecutors said they led a $700,000 enterprise that transported Taiwanese, mainland Chinese and Korean women to the United States to sell them for sex in 10 residential brothels in San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and San Mateo.
Xiao Feng Shen, 35; Jia Jing Chu, 34; Yan Song, 42; and Ai-Ching Chang, 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday. A fifth defendant, Ming Sun, 32, pleaded guilty Feb. 1.
"We want to make it perfectly clear that the degradation of women will not be tolerated in our communities, and we will be proactive in our efforts to arrest those who prey upon the plight of other human beings," San Jose Police Chief Rob Davis said in a statement.
The investigation began in 2004 when one of the defendants tried to bribe a San Mateo police officer to dismiss pimping and pandering charges against a co-defendant.
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"I'm looking for a girl with green eyes." - movie quote
Probably arrested cuz they were not selling homo sex
Big Trouble in Little China
To do jobs Americans won't do.
Haven't the chinese been doing this in San Francisco for the last 150 years?
All cultures are equal. We must celebrate diversity, and never ever be judgemental.
Women? In the Bay area? Business is probably kind of slow.
If they REALLY want to associate with prostitutes, let them get their citizenship and run for political office.
Jack Swanson's my name-And excitement's my game!
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