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Chongryon investigation

An ongoing embezzlement investigation involving pro-North Korean organizations
in Japan has led to arrests of executives from Chongryon and the collapsed
Chogin Tokyo credit union.
The former is the abbreviated name of the powerful General Association
of Korean Residents in Japan.

Chongryon's Tokyo headquarters, which are considered a de facto North Korean embassy,
were searched by police for the first time ever on November 29th.

The search was protested by an angry mob of several hundred North Korean residents
shouting slogans of "rascism" and "go home" (!).

Brandi Lynn Hungerford

Friday October 07, 2005 on Inside Edition Chance Murder
She used to be a stripper in Phoenix. Now she's a witness for the prosecution.
Wearing pink handcuffs and prison stripes for her role in the murder
of a wealthy businessman,
Inside Edition on Brandy Hungerford's(♀<丶`∀´>) testimony against
her former boyfriend.

Rick Chance owned a sleek Mercedes sedan, a speedy Porsche 911 Cabriolet and
a $350,000 Rolls-Royce Corniche.
The surveillance camera shows Brandi Lynn Hungerford looking relaxed,
almost bored, as she and Rick Chance collect two plastic keycards
to Room 317 of the Best Western Inn in Tempe. Her left arm is draped
along the check-in counter.
The time, detectives say, was 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.
In a few hours, Chance would be dead, as much as $1 million in gems
and Rolex watches he was believed to be carrying would be missing,
and Hungerford and a friend would be on the run.
A hot date that Rick Chance had bragged about for days went horribly wrong.
Sex changed Brandi Lynn Hungerford's life.
South Korean by birth, Hungerford was adopted in July 1977 when she was
only a few weeks old by a machine shop supervisor and his wife in Grand Rapids, Mich.
She became the second eldest of eight brothers and sisters and grew up
in solid middle-class Midwestern comfort.
She took a few courses at a state college in Michigan, then moved with
her parents to Tempe in 1995 and planned to enroll at Arizona State University.
That never happened. Instead, she answered a newspaper advertisement
that changed her life and led her to Rick Chance.
The ad read simply: "Looking for Models."
Hungerford was hired on the spot to work for an "in-call escort service.
" She was licensed as a personal escort in Maricopa County, using the
trade names "Eden" and "Tiara."
Her job was to ride with a bodyguard to a hotel room, slip into some sexy clothing,
light a stick of incense and do a provocative dance while a client pleasured himself.
The bodyguard stayed outside to make sure there was no trouble.

Korean family left fearing vandals

4 October 2005
Police are hunting racist vandals who have left a North Shore
Korean family frightened in their home.
The family in Murrays Bay had its letter box knocked down and
graffiti spray painted over its front door and windows about a week ago.
Inspector Les Paterson says the graffiti was racist and offensive

S. Korean nabbed over airport drugs

2005-10-03 Beijing Time
A SOUTH Korean man carrying methamphetamines has been arrested
in Taoxian Airport at Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province.

The man, about 40, had 10 small plastic bags around his wrists and
legs containing 500 grams of metham-phetamines.
He was detected going through security inspection before boarding
a flight to South Korea's Pusan city and handed over to the airport Customs.

Canada to Monitor S. Korean Passports

South Korean passports are a common choice for
illegal immigrants in Canada, the police spokesman said.
According to a visa treaty between South Korea and Canada,
neither side needs a visa to travel in the other’s country.

Cops Shatter Korean Human Smuggling Ring

A federal grand jury handed down indictments today charging 24 persons
for their role in a sophisticated human smuggling scheme
that allegedly brought hundreds of South Korean women into
the United States to work as prostitutes.
Named in the two multi-count indictments issued today are 23 individuals
originally charged in the investigation and a 24th suspect who was
identified following the take down of the case June 30.
That individual, *Mi Ae Kim, a.k.a. Ae-Kyeong Kim, age 48,
allegedly owned and operated a brothel known as the 7th Spa.
During last month's enforcement operation, federal agents arrested
18 of the suspects.
A 19th defendant, *Hye Sun Sin, a.k.a. "Pink", was taken into custody
earlier this week.
The 26-year-old was arrested by CTU agents at an apartment on
Rossmore Avenue in Los Angeles Tuesday.
The indictment alleges Sin operated two Internet sites,
including one known as asianbedgirl.com,
http://lafuzoku.com/html/home.htm that offered call girl
services using undocumented Korean women as prostitutes.
Five of the 24 defendants remain at large and are being sought
by federal authorities.

The indictments issued charged the suspects with conspiracy.
The three objects of the conspiracy are -
importation of aliens to the United States for prostitution;
transporting illegal aliens;
harboring and concealing illegal aliens.
In addition, the indictment includes new charges against several
of the brothel operators for
money laundering and illegal monetary transactions.

Bogus passports get 17 by immigration

September 27, 2005
Seventeen foreign nationals travelling on a cruise ship used bogus passports
to slip by Canadian immigration officials in Halifax this month and board
a train to Toronto.
It's the largest single incident of ship-jumping in Halifax so far this year,
police said Tuesday.
Word of the illegal immigrants emerged when immigration officials said that
four others from China --
two women and two men who attempted to leave the Celebrity Cruises ship
Constellation on Sept. 20 -- were in jail.

it's quite common for poor young people from China seeking a better
life in Canada to attempt to enter the country and claim refugee status,
using forged passports.
The Korean passport is a common choice because South Koreans do not require
a visa to enter the country, he said.

However, it's rare for such large numbers of illegal entrants to come
to an East Coast port aboard a cruise ship,
and the initial influx of 17 people appeared to catch officials off guard.

For example, in the case of South Korea,
U.S. Ambas-sador Christopher R. Hill and other American government representatives
have said that the ROK cannot join the VWP until the number of illegal South Korean
residents in the United States significantly declines

Finally, ROK officials estimate that some 70,000 South Korean passports
are lost or stolen each year
and then traded on the black market,
a factor that has impeded Seoul’s partici-pation in the VWP.[35]

Suspects dispute hate crime

The AAPD (Ann Arbor Police Department) reported that along with
urinating on an Asian man and woman passing by his apartment on Sept. 15,
the 20-year-old male suspect and his roommate threw objects and
screamed racial slurs at the couple.
Both of the accused said that in response the Asian male used profanities
and flicked a Dunhill cigarette at them, which hit one the suspects,
a 21-year-old male, in the arm.
Amused by the gesture, the 21-year old male said he picked up
the cigarette and started smoking it. Both admitted to exchanging profanities,
but none involving racial epithets.
After a few minutes of arguing, the accused said the couple walked
around the corner leading them to believe the incident was over.
However, the incident escalated when they said the Asian male showed up
approximately 45 minutes later with four other male friends.
The Asian female was not present.

The accused said that the five men were yelling at them to come downstairs and fight.

When one of the five men below was yelling at them in Korean,
the 20-year-old male said,
“You are going to have to speak English. I don’t understand you.”
To this one of men replied,
“Why don’t you learn to speak Korean, bitch.”
The 21-year-old male said at one point during the exchange,
he was referred to as “white fat American piggy.”

Koreans accused of kidnapping

Two South Koreans have been arrested by Crime Suppression
Division police and charged with kidnapping three people here.
Police also suspect they are involved in human trafficking and passport forgery.

They arrested Son Jung Sik, 35, and Kim Cheon Seob, 36, at
Bella Villa Cabana Hotel in Chon Buri's Bang Lamung district near
Pattaya on Tuesday, and seized two cars, two guns with silencers, stun guns,
adhesive tape, handcuffs, nylon rods and other evidence.

Pol Maj-Gen Wut Liptapanlop, the Central Investigation Division deputy chief,
said the arrest follows a complaint filed on Saturday by Korean businessmen
Kim Jin Seoung, 45, and Kim Jin Woo, 37.

They said they and Mr Kim Jin Seoung's 23-year-old daughter, Kim Soon Youn,
were kidnapped for a four-million-baht ransom and tortured in mid-August.
They were freed after paying 200,000 baht.

A CSD investigation showed Mr Kim Cheon Seob had co-invested four million
baht with a passport forgery gang and was cheated by a man named Li Song Woo.

After Mr Li disappeared, he tried to collect the debts from both businessmen,
who were Mr Li's close friends.

10,000 illegal Koreans in Canada Sep 22, 2005

According to the office of Rep. Lee Seong-kweun, the number
of Koreans illegally staying in other countries increased
by 6,000 this year, from 259,000 in 2004 to 265,000.

The largest number of them, or 180,000, is found in the United States.
Those in Japan numbered around 40,000, the second largest group after
the United States, according to Korean media.

Meanwhile, another report said that the number of Koreans emigrating
to the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand has dropped
greatly in the past decade.

The report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Seoul
said reasons for the declining emigration include stricter standards
set by host countries


For example, in the case of South Korea,
U.S. Ambas-sador Christopher R. Hill and other American government
representatives have said that the ROK cannot join the VWP until
the number of illegal South Korean residents
in the United States significantly declines.[33]

Finally, ROK officials estimate that some 70,000
South Korean passports are lost or stolen each year
and then traded on the black market,
a factor that has impeded Seoul’s partici-pation in the VWP.[35]

U.S. Could Waive Visa Requirements for Koreans

Will Koreans eventually be able to visit the US without visas?
“Not in the very short term, but Korea might be included in the VWP,”
said U.S. Consul General Michael Kirby on September 22.
He advised that prerequisites for Korea to be included in the VWP are
a higher employment rate within the country,
the eradication of illegal employment of Korean women in the U.S.
sex trade business,
the prevention of visa-related fabrications, fraud and evil conducts
by brokers, and strict management of passports.

Samsung Exec. Held in UK for In-Flight Antics

Chosun Ilbo, South Korea - Sep 13, 2005
A Samsung Electronics director was arrested in the UK after he created
a disturbance on a London-bound flight.
He later earned a stern warning after he tripped up a stewardess
and made sexually charged remarks, but his behavior showed no improvement.

Indonesia State Oil Company Investigates Alleged Fuel Smuggling

On Friday, police spokesman Insp-Gen Aryanto Boedihardjo said that
11 employees of the state oil and gas company had been questioned
after they allegedly stole crude oil and pumping it into a Korean ship,
MV Tioman, some time ago which was later apprehended by Indonesian KRI
Multatuli when on patrol on 31 August, 2005

He said MV Tioman was carrying about 2,881 tons of crude oil
allegedly stolen from a Pertamina Depot in East Kalimantan
when it was apprehended by navy patrol.

Eyes on the border U.S. beefs up patrols along

the Niagara frontier August 28, 2005
U.S. border agents say the hunt for terrorists is at an all-time high
on their side of the border following the second bombing attack in London.
Frustrated by what they say is Canada's soft stance in a fight
against terror, U.S. Homeland Security officials in Washington, D.C.,
allowed a Toronto Sun team to patrol with agents targeting terrorists
along the "world's longest undefended border."
"The No. 1 priority for us is the prevention of terrorism and weapons
of mass destruction from entering the country," Heckler says.

The U.S. Border Patrol is now arresting a steady stream of Korean nationals
who travel to Canada,
where they don't need visas, and are then taken into the U.S. by smugglers
who charge up to $30,000 a head.
About 12,000 people a year are caught trying to sneak into the U.S. from Canada.
Heckler says smuggling has slowed down a little, probably due to more
officers being posted along the U.S.-Canada border,
which now has a complement of 1,000 agents.

Koreans jailed for smuggling of Chinese women into Finland

Two South Korean men were convicted and sentenced in the Kotka District
Court in Hamina on Wednesday
for the crime of arranging illegal entry into Finland for young Chinese women.

Cops Shatter Korean Human Smuggling Ring

A federal grand jury handed down indictments today charging 24 persons
for their role
in a sophisticated human smuggling scheme that allegedly brought hundreds
of South Korean women
into the United States to work as prostitutes.
Affidavits filed in the case allege that the organization's ringleaders,
Young Joon Jung and Ho Kyung Kim, oversaw efforts to recruit prospective
prostitutes in South Korea
and then arranged for them to be brought to the United States.
Some of the women were smuggled into the country across the Mexican
and Canadian borders.
Others traveled to the United States on fraudulently obtained visitors' visas.

The prostitutes were allegedly managed by an underground network of
Korean "taxi" services
operated by members and associates of the Jung Organization.

Jung Organizationでググルと出るは、出るは。
Department of State Washington File:
The subject of the investigation was a criminal network dubbed
the Jung Organization

Two Men Sentenced For Smuggling Korean Women

September 12, 2005 SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP)
Two New York men were sentenced to federal prison last week for smuggling
eight South Korean women into the United States near the Champlain point
of entry in northern New York.
Jin Kyoo Park, 57, of Jackson Heights, was sentenced to 16 months in prison,
and Myung Woo Jun, 54, of Bayside was sentenced to 10 months. Each must
pay a $2,500 fine.
They were caught at the Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 87 near
North Hudson.


Two Queens men have been sentenced to federal prison for smuggling
eight South Korean women into the United States from Canada.
Jin Kyoo Park, 57, of Jackson Heights, was sentenced to 16 months
in prison and Myung Woo Jun, 54, of Bayside, was sentenced to 10 months.
The women crossed the border,
and the men drove to a remote spot to pick them up, court records show.
They were caught at a Border Patrol checkpoint on Interstate 87 in April 2004.(AP)

Kwang Tae Lee, was shot when he reportedly ignored an officer's demand to drop his knife

"This is totally unfair," said Yang Lim Oh, whose husband, Kwang Tae Lee,
was shot Aug. 11 when he reportedly ignored an officer's demand to drop
his knife -- a shooting that inadvertently also killed Lee's brother-in-law.
She spoke in Korean through an interpreter. "I lost my husband for no reason.
Please have my husband come back to me. I cannot live without my husband."

The deaths of Lee, 61, and his brother-in-law, Richard Kim, 49, have
galvanized the Korean American community. Local leaders joined the widows
at a Castro Valley mortuary where the funeral for both men was held Friday
night, saying that police overreacted and that the disagreement between
relatives could have been resolved peacefully.

During an argument with Kim, Lee -- who was visiting from South Korea - -
armed himself with a six-inch kitchen knife and went after Kim, according
to police. Kim took refuge inside a bedroom of his Innisbrook Way home and
braced the door with his body.

Hong Ik Kim, president of the Korean American Association of San Francisco,
criticized Dublin police for what he called a lack of training in
"cultural and linguistic differences."

I was waiting in line in the restroom when a bunch of Korean women barged 
in and instead of patiently waiting like the rest of us, they pushed 
ahead and started knocking on the doors of the stalls 
(which were occupied by Japanese women), running around the place as 
if it were Korean soil. 
They then noticed me and saw me waiting there in line with some Japanese 
women behind me. 
Assuming I was Korean, they asked me why I was standing there, was there 
only one working toilet? 
The concept of waiting in line didn't seem to hit them. 
Or more accurately,the concept that they were no longer in Korea didn't 
seem to hit them. 


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