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CASE NAME:United States v. Kyo Hwa Adler
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Kyo Hwa Adler, Sun Im An, Ji Hyun Bang, Aeok Boydston (Big Sister Lillie), Un Sun Brown, Eun Sook Chim, Kim Chong (Big Sister Lora), Yong Chong, Sun Daneman, Chong Girouard, Chun Grandt (Texas Imo), Mi Sun Hayes, An Soon Kim, Hyan Ran Kim (Tina), Hyea Kim (Patty Kim), Kyung Hwa Kim, Yong Hui Kim, Jung Lim (Big Sister Miko), Kum Ok Lowery, Myong Moon (Debbie), Tae Young Oh, Eun Ja Park, Mi Ja Park, Sun Su Plourde, Seng Hee Ryan, Myong Sa, Jae Shim, Hyo Won Smith, Tae Nam Thompson, Chong Weishaupt, Tae Young Oh, Kyong Polachek (Ji-yeon Kim)
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DOCKET NUMBER:1:06-mj-01138
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Alvin J. Hellerstein
YEAR OF ARREST:2006
YEAR OF VERDICT:2007
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:New York
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Korea
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented, Some women had fraudulent visas; passports; others were undocumented
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):31
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Escort Service/Brothel, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Massage Parlor
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Unknown
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SECOND CHARGE:Human Trafficking
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1590
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Acquitted
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THIRD CHARGE:Interstate Transportation for the Purposes of Engaging in Prostitution
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Coercion and Enticement to Engage in Prostitution
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2422
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FIFTH CHARGE:Transportation of Illegal Aliens
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1324
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Unknown
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:Shim: 25, followed by 2 years supervised release
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42725
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:Defendants targeted and recruited women in Korea, who were interested in coming to the United States. The recruiters then helped the women travel to the United States--supplying fake visas, passports to facilitate the process. In order to pay off the smuggling debt the women incurred, they were forced to work in the brothels the Defendants owned under the guises of massage parlors, health spas and acupuncture clinics. The managers of the brothels often held the victims' identity documents and restricted their movement. Often, the women were traded back and forth among the brothels around the US.
Approval Status:Approved
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