28 Feb 2007

Four Chinese in court in Hawaii on prostitution charges

9:56 am on 28 February 2007

A Honolulu federal grand jury indictment claims that Chinese national Fu Sheng Kuo and his wife, Kueiling Chen, began operating a prostitution business in American Samoa in 1998 and recruited about 100 Chinese women and a number of men for a brothel owned by Kuo.

The Samoa News reports that the indictment supersedes earlier charges that Kuo, Chen, and co-conspirators Shengji Wang and Lili Zhang faced of transporting individuals for prostitution in American Samoa.

All four defendants entered not guilty pleas when they appeared in court yesterday.

They are currently in federal custody while the FBI continues its investigation into the case.