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AUSA VICKIE E. LEDUC or
MARCIA MURPHY at 410-209-4885
March 6, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FREDERICK MADAM SENTENCED TO 15 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR MONEY LAUNDERING
Associated With Three Brothels In Maryland and Virginia
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Adriana Delcid, age 42, of Frederick, Maryland, today to 15 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for money laundering related to her prostitution business, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein.
According to her plea, from January 1, 2006 through May 2008, Delcid was associated with three houses of prostitution in Maryland and Virginia, making over $140,000 per year in unreported income. On Monday of each week, Delcid or an associate would pick up the prostitutes at predetermined locations, including the Greyhound bus station in Frederick, and transport them to the brothels. Delcid rotated two to three prostitutes at one week intervals between her three brothels. Delcid knew that the females had traveled into Maryland from other states for the purposes of prostituting in her brothels and that some of the females were illegally within the United States. Delcid did not generally ask for the age or alien status of the prostitutes who worked in these brothels. Delcid set the hours and prices at the brothels and assisted in collecting the money, which she used to help pay rent and utilities at the brothels, pay her mortgage, make payments on the vehicle used to transport the prostitutes, pay sex workers and brothel managers, purchase supplies for her prostitution businesses, and open two businesses in Florida.
This case was investigated by the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, which was created in 2007 to discover and rescue victims of human trafficking while identifying and prosecuting offenders. For more information about the Maryland Human Trafficking Task Force, please visit http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/md/Human-Trafficking/index.html.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein praised U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Maryland State Police, Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins and his office and the Internal Revenue Service - Criminal Investigation for their investigative work. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Solette Magnelli, who is prosecuting the case.