US says prostitution ring counted politicians, tech execs, lawyers as clients

Posted on AllSides November 8th, 2023
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U.S. prosecutors on Wednesday charged three people with running a high-end brothel network out of apartment complexes in greater Boston and northern Virginia whose customers included elected officials, tech and pharmaceutical executives, lawyers, professors and military officers.

Federal prosecutors in Boston did not identify any of the "wealthy and well-connected clientele" that they say paid up to $600 per hour for sexual encounters with predominantly Asian women who were being exploited through sex trafficking.

Acting U.S. Attorney Josh Levy announced charges against the brothels' alleged operators: Han Lee, 41, and...

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