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CASE NAME:United States v. Ling Xu
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Ling Xu a.k.a. Cherry, Zhong Yan Lin a.k.a. Lucky, Cheng Tang a.k.a. Tom, Hongmei Madolee
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DOCKET NUMBER:4:07cr196
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Fernando J. Gaitan Jr.
YEAR OF ARREST:2007
YEAR OF VERDICT:2009
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Missouri
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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NUMBER OF VICTIMS:15 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:China
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):4
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor and Sex
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Commercial Sexual Exploitation/Prostitution, Massage Parlor
FIRST CHARGE:Transporting For Prostitution (1) <br>Conspiracy to Defraud The United States (1s) <br>Coercion of Enticement of Female (1ss)
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2421
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:74 months
SECOND CHARGE:Transporting For Prostitution (2s-6s) <br>Money Laundering- Postal, Interstate Wire, Radio, Etc. (2ss)
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2421
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:74 months
THIRD CHARGE:Fraud With Identification Documents (3ss)
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C § 2421
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:24 months
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:98 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:Ling Xu v. United States, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82109
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Deny
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendant Ling Xu, "Cherry", pled guilty to recruiting women from China and forcing them to work in massage parlors as well as participate in prostitution. Xu reportedly wired more than $500,000 to China from her employees' earnings. Xu also admitted to using her employee's passports and identification to complete the money wiring. Xu's business partners and co-defendants were Zhong Yan Lin, "Lucky", Hong Madole, and also her son, Cheng Tang, "Tom". Xu was sentenced to 98 months in prison and a $300 fine.
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