Woman Charged with Transportation of Individuals in Interstate Commerce for Prostitution

DOJ - Department of Justice
DOJ - Department of Justice
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NEW ORLEANS – United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ANH DUONG, age 72, was charged Friday, November 30, 2018 in a one-count Bill of Information with transportation of individuals in interstate commerce for prostitution, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2421(a).

According to court documents, on or before January 2018, DUONG knowingly transported and caused to be transported individuals in interstate commerce from Texas and Mississippi to the Eastern District of Louisiana to engage in prostitution in violation of the laws of Louisiana.

If convicted, DUONG faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years, a fine of $250,000, 3 years of supervised release, and a $100 special assessment fee.

U.S. Attorney Strasser reiterated that a Bill of Information is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendant must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Strasser praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorneys Julia K. Evans and Brian M. Klebba are in charge of the prosecution.