WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Fairfax Man Pleads Guilty In Escort Scam

Play associated audio

Thirty-seven-year-old Taesan Won, a Korean citizen who is himself in the country illegally, pleaded guilty in federal court in Alexandria and faces up to 10 years in prison.

Court documents show that Won admitted employing undocumented workers at Honey, his doumi business. Doumi Girls are Korean escorts. The women would be hired out to work at clubs catering to the Korean community in Annandale.

Won earned up to $4,000 a month running his business. Court documents show that he typically charged customers $70 an hour to sing, dance and flirt with a doumi woman. The woman would keep $50 and Won would get $20.

Another co-conspirator in the case set up a housing dormitory for the women in the Lafayette Forest Community of Annandale.


'Steve Jobs': As Ambitious As Its Title Character

Danny Boyle's new biopic, Steve Jobs, is a look at the man who made Apple mean computers, not fruit. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it's an invigorating story told in three acts of crisis.

Could A Mushroom Save The Honeybee?

The bees that pollinate crops are on the brink of collapse. One big reason why: a virus-carrying mite. Now, researchers think a rare fungi could boost bees' immune system and attack the mite itself.

'Quartet' Member: Nobel Peace Prize Is 'Very Important For Tunisia'

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Wided Bouchamaoui, president of the Tunisian Employers' Union, and a member of the National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia, about winning the Nobel Peace Prize Friday.

Volkswagen Faces Uphill Battle In Repairing Tarnished Reputation

Volkswagen faces two enormous repair jobs: fixing its polluting diesel cars and its battered reputation. Both may be much harder to fix than anything other scandal-plagued car companies have faced.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.