Charges Filed in Organized Crime & Money Laundering Case

On May 3, the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged two defendants with multiple felony counts related to a criminal enterprise involving the commercial sexual exploitation of dozens of women across four counties in Washington State.

“This case sends a clear message: The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office will not turn a blind eye to gender-based exploitation and organized crime in our community, and those who engage in these serious crimes will be held accountable,” said King County Prosecuting Attorney Leesa Manion. “I am very grateful to our law enforcement partners for their diligent work in this complex investigation. Collaborative partnerships like this are critical for stopping individuals who seek to make a profit by taking advantage of women and vulnerable populations.”

Charges include:

· Leading Organized Crime

· Money Laundering

· 10 counts of Promoting Prostitution in the Second Degree

King County Prosecutors requested $1 million bail — the amount set by a judge.

The post is not expected to be updated. For case updates, go to the KC Script Portal and view case numbers 23-C-01573–4 and 23-C-01574–2.

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