Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that 58-year-old Xiaomei Shen of Las Vegas was sentenced for her role in operating an unlicensed business fronting as an illegal house of prostitution.
Shen served as a manager and worker at Oasis Health Spa in Clark County, which was closed as a result of this investigation.
Senior District Court Judge Joseph Bonaventure sentenced Shen to 12-32 months in prison, suspended and placed her on probation. Shen previously pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering, a category “D” felony. As part of the plea deal, she agreed to forfeit $824,522.64 and two parcels of real property seized as a part of the investigation, estimated to be valued at approximately $800,000. Pursuant to Nevada Revised Statute 201.351, the proceeds derived from the forfeiture will be distributed to programs for the prevention of child sex trafficking or for services to trafficking victims.
This case was investigated by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Special Investigations Section, and was prosecuted the Office of the Nevada Attorney General’s Criminal Prosecution Division.