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CASE NAME:United States v. Mi Na Malcolm
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Mi Na Malcolm
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DOCKET NUMBER:3:05-cr-00229
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, US Attorney Website
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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YEAR OF ARREST:2005
YEAR OF VERDICT:2006
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Texas
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Northern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:15 +
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):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Escort Service/Brothel, Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to Hold or Harbor Aliens for Purposes of Prostitution
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
SECOND CHARGE:Harboring Illegal Aliens for Commercial Advantage and Private Financial Gain
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(A)(iii); 8 U.S.C. § 1324(a)(1)(B)(i)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:120 months
THIRD CHARGE:Reports on Exporting/Importing Monetary Instruments and Bulk Cash Smuggling
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:31 U.S.C. § 5316(a)(1)(A); 31 U.S.C. § 5332(a)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
FOURTH CHARGE:Forfeiture Allegation
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324, 28 U.S.C. § 2461; 18 U.S.C. § 982(a)(6); 31 U.S.C. § 5332(b)
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:120 months
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FINE IMPOSED:$460,000
FORFEITURE IMPOSED:$63,700.00; $60,535.99; $540.00; $79,131.00; $15,000 and property
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Judgment, Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:260 Fed. Appx. 681; 2007 U.S. App. LEXIS 29608
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Mi Na Malcolm pled guilty to charges related to her ownership and operation of three brothels in Dallas. Defendant coerced South Korean women who had been illegally smuggled into the United States into prostitution and forced them to remain in her employment by paying the victims' debts to their human smugglers, taking their passports, and telling them they could not leave until they paid off their debts to her. The victims were forced to be available for sex 24 hours a day for 6 or 7 days a week, and were constantly monitored in person, by an escort, or via video surveillance. Defendant pled guilty to charges relating to prostitution and harboring aliens and was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay restitution.
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