Former St. Martin spa owner sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering

Former St. Martin spa owner sentenced to prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - The former owner of a St. Martin spa, which authorities say served as a front for prostitution, was sentenced to nearly three years in prison this week.

Yeon Sook Hwang, 41, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of conspiracy to commit money laundering in June. Hwang will also have to pay a $5,000 fine.

Hwang, of Biloxi, admits she managed an illegal prostitution operation at the JJ Spa in St. Martin.

A Jackson County Grand Jury has also indicted Hwang on two counts of felony promoting prostitution.

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