According to a February 24, 2006, press release from the US Attorney's Office in San Francisco, Hyon Chu Yim, 45, of San Leandro, was indicted on February 16, 2006, "with alien harboring, conspiring to launder money, and related offenses in connection with employing alien females as prostitutes for financial gain."
Hyon Chu Yim was one of two people indicted for running an alleged brothel at Suk Hee Oriental Massage, located at 483 Broadway Street in San Francisco. The charges include eight counts of alien harboring for prostitution, eight counts of alien harboring for commercial advantage or private financial gain, and 58 counts of money laundering.
Ms. Yim was arrested on February 22, 2006, in San Leandro and released on a $300,000 bond.
A quick search for more information about Suk Hee leads to an article from the San Francisco Examiner in April 1997 about global sex slavery. Looks like it took some time to build a case, I guess.
Here's a photo from San Francisco blogger Chad Fox:
Posted by Mike Katz-Lacabe at February 25, 2006 10:33 PM | TrackBack