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CASE NAME:United States v. Nantawat Naovasaisri
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Nantawat Naovasaisri, Supit Mapup, Ratiporn Tantirojanakitkan, Naree Hanlert, Komson Hongthong
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DOCKET NUMBER:01-CR-701-2
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Joseph E. Irenas
YEAR OF ARREST:2001
YEAR OF VERDICT:2004
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:New Jersey
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:10 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Thailand
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):5
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TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to Transport Illegal Aliens
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Transportation of Illegal Aliens for Prostitution
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421, 18 U.S.C. § 2
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Bringing in and harboring aliens
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(i)(A)(ii)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Attempt to kill a United States officer
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1114
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FIFTH CHARGE:Using the mails to facilitate a murder
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1958
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:210 months + 36 months supervised release
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:150 Fed. Appx. 170 (3d Cir. 2005)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Afffirm in Part and Vacate in Part
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:

Defendants were involved in a ring that brought impoverished Thai women to the United States and forced them to pay off their smuggling debts through prostitution at brothels, massage parlors, and tanning salons, some located in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Defendant Naovasaisri also plotted to kill an FBI agent.

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