Myong Sik Moon
31 Korean Nationals Arrested Throughout the Northeastern United States in Federal Human Trafficking Case
Myong Moon, a South Korean national, along with 30 individuals, was arrested on August 16, 2006 and charged in a wide-ranging human trafficking ring operating throughout the northeastern United States.
The defendants include brothel owners and managers, middlemen who worked as transporters and otherwise assisted the organization, and individuals involved in unlicensed money transmitting businesses.
The defendants faced maximum sentences of 15 years’ imprisonment for the conspiracy charges, and up to 20 years’ imprisonment for interstate transportation of women for the purpose of prostitution. (1)
On August 27,2007, Moon was sentenced to 92 months in Federal prison in the U.S. On May 8, 2009, Myong Moon BOP Register Number 80673-053 was successfully treaty transferred back to South Korea. (2)