Last week, a rather interesting report got buried in everything that was happening in Israel.
Three people were arrested for their roles in an alleged high-end prostitution ring.
This would normally not make national headlines, but this ring allegedly served some serious power brokers among elected officials and government contractors with high-level security clearances.
The prostitution network included multiple brothels in Cambridge and Watertown, MA. There were also brothels located in Fairfax and Tysons, VA.
According to the report, they have been operating at least since July 2020.
The Department of Justice stated, “Over the course of the investigation, a wide array of buyers were identified, including, but not limited to, politicians, high tech and pharmaceutical executives, doctors, military officers, government contractors that possess security clearances, professors, lawyers, scientists, and accountants.”
The brothels were located in very high-end apartments, offering the ladies use of the residences while they were working for the brothels.
Normally, this is a case that would be handled by local authorities, but the nature of the client list is why the DOJ is being brought into the picture.
Former federal prosecutor Neama Rahmani stated, “This is all sad stuff, but it rarely rises to the level of the Department of Justice.
“This is exactly the type of case that, had it not been for the Johns, it would probably just be handled locally.”
Han Lee, James Lee, and Junmyung Lee were arrested and charged with conspiracy to coerce and entice them to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity. Each charge carries a sentence of 20 years.
According to reports, the Johns paid anywhere from $240 to $840 for a two-hour session, or up to $600 per hour depending upon the requested service.
All I know is that it is a fairly safe bet that a lot of very powerful people are walking on eggshells right now hoping that the client list does not get published.