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LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – R. Alexander Acosta, United…

LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Michael S. Clemens, Special Agent in Charge,
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Jesus Torres, Special Agent in Charge,
Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Miami Beach Police
Department; and the Hallandale Beach Police Department, announce today
that defendants, Rodolfo Gonzalez Valdes, a/k/a “Rudy Gonzalez”, his
wife, Kyong Cha Wellons Nam, a/k/a/ “Kyong Gonzalez”, and Okyon Walp,
a/k/a “Sue”, were named in an eight count indictment on August 4, 2005,
on charges of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens for commercial
advantage and private financial gain, harboring illegal aliens for
commercial advantage and private financial gain, and transportation of
illegal aliens, in violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section
1324.

If convicted of the harboring charges, the defendants face a
maximum sentence of ten (10) years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to
$250,000 on each count. If convicted on the transportation charges, the
defendants face up to 5 five years’ imprisonment and a fine of up to
$250,000 on each count.

The charges developed from the Gonzalez’ ownership and operation
of four (4) Asian massage parlors in the South Florida area in which
Asian females employed at the parlors solicited undercover police
officers and other male customers to pay for sexual acts. The massage
parlors involved are South Beach Shiatzu; Holistic Wellness Center; and
Nippon Arts, all in Miami; Aiko, Inc., in Hallandale Beach. The women
were housed at massage parlor locations belonging to Gonzalez and
various apartments.

Mr. Acosta commended the investigative efforts of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation, Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
the Miami Beach Police Department, and the Hallandale Beach Police
Department. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States
Attorney Marvelle McIntyre-Hall.

British MP George Galloway and his opponent the Daily Telegraph will leave no stone unturned to sort out what could be a spectacular libel case.