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CASE NAME:United States v. Seung Hee Lee
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Yoshiko LLC, Seung Hee Lee a.k.a. Ruby, Oi Sun Ensley a.k.a. Kitchen Mama
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DOCKET NUMBER:2:10-cr-00350
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):R. David Proctor
YEAR OF ARREST:2010
YEAR OF VERDICT:2011
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Alabama
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:3
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:South Korea
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):3
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Massage Parlor
FIRST CHARGE:Coercing and enticing a woman to travel in interstate or foreign commerce to engage in prostitution
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422(a) and (2)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:24 months
SECOND CHARGE:Harboring an illegal alien for private financial gain
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:24 months
THIRD CHARGE:Failing to file a factual statement about an alien
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:24 months
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FORFEITURE IMPOSED:$79,182
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APPEAL:No
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SUMMARY:Seung Hee Lee, also known as Ruby, owned a massage parlor (Yoshiko LLC) where she and Oi Sun Ensley, also known as Kitchen Mama, allegedly coerced three women to work as prostitutes. The defendants coerced three adult women to travel in foreign commerce to engage in prostitution between 2008 and 2010. They were also indicted for harboring illegal aliens. The defendants recruited South Korean women to come work at the parlor by loaning them money they would be required to repay. Defendants pled guilty to coercing a woman to engage in prostitution and harboring an illegal alien. Defendants were sentenced to 24 months imprisonment.
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