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JOB OPENING AT WESTHAB, Greenburgh--arrests made at spa's serving as massage parlors
Release Date: August 16, 2013

WESTHAB, the new affordable housing apartment building located at 22 Tarrytown Road has reached out to me--advising that they are planning to hire a part time superintendent for their Greenburgh workforce housing apartment. The Superintenden will be responsible for the maintenance of the building. Check out employment opportunities on www.westhab.org.

 

An 11 month multi agency investigation has culminated in the arrest 19 individuals for Unauthorized Practice of a Profession, a class E felony under the NYS Education Law. Members of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, NYS Department of Taxation and Finance, Elmsford Police Department, and Greenburgh Police Department Drug and Alcohol Task Force targeted (7) massage parlor establishments throughout the Town of Greenburgh and Village of Elmsford in response to numerous complaints from the respective communities alleging illicit activity at various hours during the day and evening.

 

On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, the multi agency task force assigned undercover officers to enter the (7) massage parlors as customers under the guise of receiving a massage. This resulted in 19 of the female workers being placed under arrest for not possessing properly licensing under NYS Education Law, section 6512, subdivision 1. A total of 32 individuals associated with the massage parlors were interviewed. HSI agents provided bi-lingual officers to debrief the female workers who are of Asian descent. At this time there is no evidence to suggest that the female workers were trafficked as sex slaves in connection with the businesses.

 

Search Warrants were executed for 6 of the massage parlors. Various electronic equipment and business records were seized for further investigation.

 

The following massage parlors were closed as a result of this investigation by the Town of Greenburgh Building department in violation NYS Education Law as well as numerous building code violations under the Town Code;

 

Aroma Spa Charming Spa Gili / Finest Spa

698 S. Central Avenue 400 S. Central Avenue 114 S. Central Avenue

Scarsdale, NY 10583 Scarsdale, NY 10583 Hartsdale, NY 10530

 

 

 

 

 

Forest Yin Spa Crystal Spa

100 N. Central Avenue 332 Tarrytown Road

Hartsdale, NY 10530 White Plains, NY 10607

 

 

 

The following 16 individuals were held for arraignment in Town of Greenburgh Court in connection with this case;

 

Jinhua Li Mei Xian Piao Shun Jin

Age 42 Age 40 Age 42

3620 Brown Street 136-43 37th Avenue 149-07 Barkley Avenue

Flushing NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354

 

Horyun Kim Mei Hua Han Xiang Lan Fang

Age 40 Age 39 Age 41

3611 Bowen Street 144-22 34th Street 45-52 168th Street

Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354

 

Chen Piao Yuzi Li Chin Son Yi

Age 50 Age 50 Age 48

147-25 Northern Blvd. 143-30 38th Avenue 134-30 35th Avenue

Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354

 

Yuhua Quan Mei Lan Li Mei Shan Jin

Age 30 Age 36 Age 28

136-43 37th Avenue 137-02 Northern Blvd. 142-25 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, MNY 11354

 

Hua Liang Xing Quan Yinna Huang

Age 35 Age 53 Age 28

136-43 37th Avenue 10 Henry Avenue 149-25 Northern Blvd.

Flushing, NY 11354 Palisades Park, NJ 07650 Flushing, NY 11354

 

Chum Hua Kim

Age 49

36-20 S. Brown Street

Flushing, NY 11354

 

The above defendants are presently in police custody and will be arraigned later today in Town of Greenburgh Court by the Honorable Delores Braithwaite.

 

In addition, the following individuals employed at the Darae 54 Spa located at 54 North Central Avenue, Village of Elmsford, were arrested in connection with this investigation and charged with the class E felony of Unauthorized Practice of a Profession under the NYS Education Law, and are being held for arraignment in Village of Elmsford Court;

 

 

 

 

Meiyan Jin Lian Cui

Age 36 Age 50

38-25 Parsons Blvd. 144-10 Roosevelt Avenue

Flushing, NY 11354 Flushing, NY 11354

 

Keum Jeon

Age 50

206 64th Street

Bayside, NY

 

 

The high level of intelligence sharing and logistical assistance between all of the various agencies concerned was instrumental in closing down the illegal massage parlors in response to the public’s concern. The type of establishments targeted in this case has a negative affect with respect to the quality of life in the community. The investigation into these illegal operations is still ongoing.

PAUL FEINER

 

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