Ling Xu, also known as “Cherry,” 48, a citizen of China residing in Kansas City was arrested and indicted on December 8, 2008 for coercing persons to travel across state lines to engage in prostitution and illegal sexual services. Xu was also charged with 88 counts of money laundering by wiring more than $500,000 USD from the proceeds of unlawful activity to China and to aggravated identity theft for using the passports and identification of her female workers in order to make most of those wire transfers. (1)
On October 14, 2009, Ling Xu was sentenced in Federal court to 108 months.
On July 15, 2014, Ling Xu BOP Register Number 19894-045 was successfully treaty transferred back to Hong Kong. (2)