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Woman Sentenced for Transporting Individuals in Interstate Commerce for Prostitution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced that ANH DUONG, age 72, was sentenced on Thursday, July 25, 2019 for transporting individuals in interstate commerce for prostitution, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2421(a).

According to court documents, DUONG operated two Asian Massage Parlors in New Orleans, the Lily Pad and the Rose Garden.  Both Asian Massage Parlors were commercial sex enterprises. DUONG admitted to knowingly transporting and causing to be transported individuals in interstate commerce from Texas and Mississippi to the Eastern District of Louisiana to engage in prostitution at the Lily Pad and the Rose Garden, in violation of the laws of Louisiana.

DUONG was sentenced to five years probation, one year of home confinement with electronic monitoring and a $100 special assessment fee. DUONG was further ordered: 1) to obtain prior written approval from the Court before entering into any self employment; 2) participate in an approved cognitive behavioral therapeutic treatment program and abide by all supplemental conditions of treatment; and 3) submit to a search of all business and financial records upon reasonable suspicion as requested by the United States Probation Officer.    

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.

Updated July 26, 2019