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Former Bay Area brothel owner imprisoned

SAN JOSE ” The former co-owner of a brothel in Sunnyvale will do time in federal prison for her role in smuggling Korean immigrants into the country to work as prostitutes.

Sue Yung Song was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty earlier this year to charges of conspiracy to harbor aliens, conspiracy to commit extortion and tax evasion. She was also ordered to pay $422,000 in restitution.

According to court documents, Song told a police informant that she charged Korean women $20,000 to $30,000 each to get them into the United States and made them work off their debt at her club.



Her co-owner — Roger Li — was sentenced to two years in prison in June.


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