WEI QU a/k/a WILLIAM, a/k/a ANDY, 51, Flushing, N.Y.
JIAN HUI NIU a/k/a JAMES a/k/a BILL, 40, Flushing, N.Y.
They are owners of escort business, and they were getting arrest in 11.20.2012.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly stated that the crackdown was the result of a 16-month investigation into Somad Enterprises Inc., an advertising agency with offices in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Somad Enterprises Inc., placed classified ads for five escort services. Schneiderman stated that Somad operated a “one-stop shopping vehicle for prostitution rings.” It created escort advertisements on cable access television, Craigslist, Backpage, and Village Voice newspapers.
In a 180-count indictment, 19 people and one corporation were charged with enterprise corruption, money laundering, falsifying businessrecords, narcotics sales and prostitution. Each faces up to 25 years in prison.