海外での活躍2 - (2006/02/05 (日) 10:53:30) のソース

*Traffic Court IDs are target of probe
Mahn Suh Park - Mayor Street's longtime friend and volunteer 
point person for Asian affairs - 
says that with the permission of the then-Traffic Court president 
judge he manufactured laminated, orange "Traffic Court Advisory Committee" 
cards that ended up in the hands of more than a dozen Korean immigrants. 
Korean businessman James Lee, of Cheltenham, said he paid $300 for a card, 
which bears the signature of former Traffic Court President Judge Frank "Duke" Little. 
Lee said other Koreans in Philadelphia told him they also had bought 
cards, paying $300 to $500. 
In an interview, Park denied that he had sold the cards and blamed a former associate. 
Lee said he and others who bought the cards believed that showing 
the card to law-enforcement authorities would help them avoid getting traffic tickets. 
He said he had not used the card, but said other card owners told him 
they had sucessfully used their cards to avoid tickets. 
A Korean businessman who lives in South Jersey said in an interview 
that Park offered to sell him a Traffic Court card, but he declined to buy it. 
The businessman said he didn't want to be identified in the newspaper. 
Park, who in the past called himself "the Korean mayor of Philadelphia," 
said he also created identification cards for members of Asian affairs 
advisory councils for the district attorney and the police commissioner. 
Both the D.A. and the police commissioner did have councils of Asian-Americans 
to advise them on cultural and political issues. 
Park has been Street's top adviser on Asian issues since Street became mayor. 
His PAC gave Street more than $53,000 in 1999. 
"He says that everything must go through him. If it doesn't go through him, 
the mayor doesn't show up," said Wutha Chin, head of the Cambodian Association. 
Park said he had done nothing wrong! 

*Customs seizes 2 kilos of 'ice'    
October 15, 2005 
An inbound Korean Airlines passenger was arrested on Guam 
early Sunday morning after he was allegedly found with more 
than four and a half pounds of crystal methamphetamine in his luggage. 

Jin Young Oh arrived on Guam at 2:35 a.m. from Incheon, South Korea, 
according to court documents. 
He was arrested almost six hours later after officers allegedly 
found 14 bags of the drug commonly known as "ice" in Oh's baggage. 

The total weight of the 14 bags and its contents is 2,078 grams. 
According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, 
a gram of crystal methamphetamine could go for $100 to $500. 

Oh also told officers he was recruited through an Internet chat room 
in South Korea and was offered $4,500 to deliver the box containing 
the speaker to someone on Guam. 

*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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