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Feds Get 17th Conviction in Koreatown Sex Trafficking Case

By DNAinfo Staff on November 8, 2011 6:49pm

Min Su Cho was convicted in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday.
Min Su Cho was convicted in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday.
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MANHATTAN FEDERAL COURT — The 17th and last member of an international sex trafficking ring that operated out of massage parlors in Midtown's Koreatown was convicted by a Manhattan jury on Monday, federal prosecutors said.

Min Su Cho, was considered a "broker" in the operation that provided women from New Jersey, California and Korea to brothels in Koreatown. After a week-long jury trial in Manhattan Federal Court, she was convicted of conspiring to transport prostitutes over state lines, prosecutors said.

"The conviction of Min Su Cho closes a chapter in the prosecution of those responsible for a vast, international sex trafficking ring that exploited countless women," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

All of Cho's co-defendants, including brothel owners, taxi drivers and other brokers, previously pleaded guilty in connection to the operation.

Cho faces up to 25 years in prison at her sentencing on Dec. 15.