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5 indicted in Las Vegas prostitution operation inside spas

Prosecutors say business brought in $3 million
Posted at 8:59 PM, Nov 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 08:57:09-05

Five men are facing a laundry list of felony charges in connection with two Las Vegas spas that prosecutors say were fronts for illegal houses of prostitution.

A 36-count indictment putting Jeff Lin at the top of the list facing charges in connection with every crime.

Documents listing him as the owner, co-owner or manager of both the Mango Spa and Jade Spa.

The grand jury indicting Lin on charges connected with recruiting women to engage in prostitution, negotiating prostitution services and teaching the women how to avoid police.

The indictments also list Thomas Leitzen, Jr. as a co-owner or manager of both locations and advertising the services on an app called Kickback.

Leitzen is facing about half of the 36 charges.

The other three men, Stan Li, Tony Matthews, and Alan Russell, facing far fewer accusations with prosecutors saying they helped run the day-to-day operations.

Doing among other things: scheduling shifts for the prostitutes, taking payments, transporting customers and by placing ads on several websites. 

All five men now have warrants out for their arrest and are expected in court November 26th.