Eun Sook Chang
In October 2009, Eun Sook Chang was indicted and charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and money laundering following a three-year FBI investigation into a network of prostitution businesses that engaged in illegal sex trafficking in New York City’s Korean community. This investigation, aided by confidential sources, undercover officers, and recordings (including court-authorized wiretaps), uncovered a network of 20 brothels in New York, Texas, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
In many cases, the prostitution businesses formally purport to be legal enterprises, such as massage parlors or health spas, but in fact generate the vast majority of their revenue through illegal prostitution.
Chang, along with 21 co-defendants, faced a maximum of 40 years on each count of human trafficking and 20 years on each count of money laundering.
On May 19, 2011, Chang was sentenced to 286 months in Federal prison and a fine of $1.5 million USD. (1)
On March 7, 2013, Eun Sook Chang BOP Register Number 91505-054 was successfully treaty transferred back to South Korea. (2)