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CASE NAME:United States v. Raul Santillan-Leon
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Raul Santillon-Leon, Juan Mendez, Cristina Andres Perfecto, Raymundo Flores, Fernando Reyes-Santillan, Ramiro Sanchez-Garcia, Diego Cortes-Barrientos, Rafael Cortes-Barrientos, Martin Moreno, Eliseo Cortes-Barrientos, Rodolfo Cortes-Barrientos, Fernando Cortes-Santillan, Cristobal Flores-Angeles
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SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, PACER (docket search)
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Daniel Breen, Hon. S. Thomas Anderson
YEAR OF ARREST:2006
YEAR OF VERDICT:2008
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Tennessee
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:25 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Unknown
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):13
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TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Escort Service/Brothel, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Child Sex Trafficking
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1591(b)(1)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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SECOND CHARGE:Conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(v)(i)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Withdrawn
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THIRD CHARGE:Money Laundering
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1956(h)
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FOURTH CHARGE:Enticing an individual to travel in interstate commerce to commit prostitution
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422(a)
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:600 months, 10 years supervised release
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$100,000
FINE IMPOSED:$100 (special assessment for each count)
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SUMMARY:Defendants operated a string of brothels in Memphis, Tennessee.  Defendants recruited and coerced women and girls from Mexico, Dominican Republic, Colombia and the United State to work as prostitutes. Defendants recruited, under false pretenses, at least two minor girls from Mexico to come to the United States. Once here, the girls were coerced into engaging in commercial sex.

  

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