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Six indicted in racketeering charges in $4 million D.C. prostitution ring.
Washington Examiner ^ | 1/29/2012 | Emily Babay

Posted on 01/29/2012 6:26:29 PM PST by hotdogjones

6 face racketeering charges in $4 million D.C. prostitution ring By: Emily Babay | 01/29/12 8:05 PM Examiner Staff Writer | Follow her: @emilybabay

Six people are facing rackeetering charges for operating what federal authorities say was a $4 million prostitution ring in the D.C. area, committing money laundering and using violence to run the business.

The six have run a prostitution business disguised as an escort service called Classy DC Escorts since June 2009, according to an indictment filed in federal court in Alexandria.

The indictment says they recruited prostitutes; screened clients; set up appointments in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and New York; and used fictitious companies to conceal their profits. Classy's owner, 32-year-old Kuraye Akuiyibo, of Miami, also "used violence and threats of violence to maintain his position and authority and to manage and control the affairs of Classy," the indictment says.

Also charged were: 27-year-old Otasowie Asuen, of the District; 30-year-old Alafaka Opuiyo, of Burtonsville; 32-year-old Nassim Tabatabai, of New York City; 30-year-old Jennifer Churchill, of Irvine, Calif; and 30-year-old Kiana McKelvin, of Arlington.

Charges in the 10-count indictment include money laundering, using a firearm during a violent crime and various racketeering offenses.

Phone numbers listed for Classy were not working Friday and the business did not respond to an email. Records indicate that attorneys will be appointed for the defendants, but no lawyers were listed for them in court filings.

Akuiyibo has allegedly been violent toward multiple people involved in the business.

In one instance, he threatened a former Classy prostitute at gunpoint in Bethesda in September 2009, according to the indictment. And in September 2010 he assaulted someone who picked up Classy prostitutes at airports and train stations, identified only as an unindicted co-conspirator, in the District at gunpoint, the indictment says.

Prosecutors want the ring members to forfeit the $4 million they made through running the prostitution service if they are convicted. Prosecutors are also seeking four vehicles bought with business proceeds.

In March, one member took out a $120,000 check from his credit union to buy a luxury vehicle, a 2009 Aston Martin. Bank records also show members of the ring making cash deposits of up to $9,900. They created bank accounts in the names of fake, credible-sounding businesses, the indictment says.

The indictment also describes how ring members tried to conceal their activities from law enforcement.

Prospective clients were asked to send a message from a work email account to show they weren't police officers and women were told to use fake names in online ads.

ebabay@washingtonexaminer.com Akuiyibo et al indictment

http://www.scribd.com/doc/79611875/Akuiyibo-et-al-indictment

Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/crime-punishment/2012/01/6-face-racketeering-charges-4m-dc-prostitution-ring/2143556#disqus_thread#ixzz1ku56xAdV


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: prostitution

1 posted on 01/29/2012 6:26:36 PM PST by hotdogjones
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To: hotdogjones

Sounds like more of Holder’s people up to their old tricks.


2 posted on 01/29/2012 6:29:38 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: hotdogjones

I wonder how many congressmen will get caught with their proverbial pant down.


3 posted on 01/29/2012 6:30:46 PM PST by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: hotdogjones

If Holder got a hold of the client address book, during an election year, I bet he could sure ...

wait. Nevermind.


4 posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:47 PM PST by glock rocks (I didn't leave the Republican party, it left me.)
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To: hotdogjones

Could be interesting.


5 posted on 01/29/2012 6:31:55 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Interesting names.


6 posted on 01/29/2012 6:53:07 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: hotdogjones

Drugs and prostitution are popular resistence, not crimes.


7 posted on 01/29/2012 7:07:17 PM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: hotdogjones

Client/customer lists?


8 posted on 01/29/2012 7:18:38 PM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: bgill

Yakuza?


9 posted on 01/29/2012 7:33:03 PM PST by Tailback
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To: hotdogjones
Alafaka?!?!?!
10 posted on 01/29/2012 7:50:56 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: hotdogjones
The six have run a prostitution business disguised as an escort service

That's not a very good disguise.

11 posted on 01/29/2012 7:56:50 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: hotdogjones

What’s the over/under on the number of Congressmen who used their services?


12 posted on 01/29/2012 7:58:25 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: bgill
Interesting names.

Probably Amish...

13 posted on 01/29/2012 8:16:51 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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...............Classy’s owner, 32-year-old Kuraye Akuiyibo, of Miami.-—
Also charged were: 27-year-old Otasowie Asuen, of the District; 30-year-old Alafaka Opuiyo, of Burtonsville; 32-year-old Nassim Tabatabai, of New York City; 30-year-old Jennifer Churchill, of Irvine, Calif; and 30-year-old Kiana McKelvin, of Arlington. .........................

Classy’s sounds like a nice clean place to go when you need sex from some nice real clean imported Amerikan ho’s!

One would wonder why a low-life would name a place “Classy”s, rather than some upscale named emporium like “Roman Goddess” to attract other lowlifes like the Clintoon, to knock on the door.


14 posted on 01/29/2012 8:44:47 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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“The six have run a prostitution business disguised as an escort service...”

Correction:
The six have run a prostitution business disguised as the US Congress

There - I fixed it.


15 posted on 01/29/2012 9:59:09 PM PST by RC51
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To: hotdogjones

Gonna put the unemployment figures through the roof.


16 posted on 01/29/2012 10:01:29 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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The six have run a prostitution business disguised as an escort service...

C'mon, Examiner, get real! Are you telling us that there are "escort services" which are NOT fronts for prostitution?

17 posted on 01/30/2012 7:30:47 AM PST by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: hotdogjones; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ..

Wonderful people all. /sarc

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


18 posted on 01/30/2012 9:32:54 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: MrBambaLaMamba

Sounds more like Buckwheat and Farina than Alfalfa.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 9:40:59 PM PST by Sensei Ern (Israel, Obama does not speak for me. The 'we' he talks about is himself and the turd he just created)
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To: dfwgator

My guess is 20, with 1/3 being Republicans.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 9:44:20 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: bgill
I am familiar with the 30 year old female identified in this report as a former co-employee. What a piece of work this deceptive cretin was! She claimed to be from Nigeria, though she also claimed to be born in NY (useful for govt' aid to improve her 'lifestyle').

Recent headlines about trouble in Nigeria reminded me of her. I googled her identity -- and here I am reading about her arrest.

I expected no more/no less for this gals future.

21 posted on 05/14/2013 3:48:19 PM PDT by wtd
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