Gulfport, Miss. – Yeon Sook Hwang, 41, of Ocean Springs, pled guilty on Thursday, June 2, 2016, before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden, to conspiracy to commit money laundering in a case involving the interstate transportation of prostitutes, U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. Hwang was identified as the manager of a massage parlor operating in Ocean Springs at which Korean women would provide sexual services.
Hwang will be sentenced on September 1, 2016, and faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.