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September 2, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Prostitution plea in barista sex case in Everett

The Associated Press EVERETT — The owner of Java Juggs and Twin Peaks espresso stands pleaded guilty Tuesday in Everett to charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering. Snohomish County prosecutors say baristas at five stands owned by Carmela Panico engaged in sex shows and prostitution to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in tips. The 52-year-old could…


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March 8, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Ex-owner of Federal Way nightclub sentenced in prostitution case

The former owner of a Federal Way nightclub that was a front for prostitution and money laundering was sentenced today to six years in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Chang Young Kim, 59, of Milton, pleaded guilty in November  to conspiracy to transport individuals for prostitution, conspiracy to engage in money laundering, bribery of a…


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October 31, 2012 at 12:43 PM

UPDATE: Clark County judge accused of investment scheme

The  Associated Press UPDATE: 2:55 p.m. | Prosecutors have filed federal charges against a Clark County family court judge and five other people, alleging a $3 million, decade-long investment fraud scheme that authorities say the judge worked on from his courthouse chambers. An indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses elected District Judge Steven E. Jones, 54, and the others…


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