As the world seeks to understand the depths of the sex trafficking network connected to Jeffrey Epstein, recent arrests by the US Department of Justice MAY indicate the presence of a new foreign intelligence blackmail operation.
In November 2023, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the arrest of three individuals accused of operating sophisticated high-end brothels in the Boston area and eastern Virginia. The DOJ reported that the customers allegedly included “elected officials, high tech and pharmaceutical executives, doctors, military officers, government contractors that possess security clearances, professors, attorneys, scientists and accountants, among others.”
As of January 2024, no names of alleged clients of the brothels have been released as part of the investigation.
In a new update to the developing story, the Daily Mail reported this week that intelligence sources say the operation was most likely a “honeypot” blackmail operation intended to entrap influential figures. The term honeypot (or honey trap) comes from the world of espionage. It is believed to be a practice involving the use of a covert agent using a romantic or sexual relationship to compromise a target.
At the time of the arrests, the DOJ stated that beginning in July 2020, suspect Han Lee of Cambridge, Massachusetts, along with James Lee and Junmyung Lee, operated an “interstate prostitution network” with multiple brothels in Cambridge and Watertown, Massachusetts, as well as in Fairfax and Tysons, Virginia. All three suspects are South Korean nationals.
The suspects were charged with conspiracy to coerce and enticement to travel to engage in illegal sexual activity. The sex workers were flown in from Los Angeles and Las Vegas and often moved from one location to another. The suspects would meet the women at the airport, buy them groceries, move them into the brothel locations, and then begin offering them to potential clients.
The DOJ accuses the suspects of using two now-defunct websites— bostontopten10.com and browneyesgirlsva.blog—to entice potential clients with appointments with young Asian women in either greater Boston or eastern Virginia. The websites advertised nude Asian models for professional photography as a front for prostitution offered through appointments with women listed on the sites. The websites listed the height, weight, and bust size of women available for appointments.
The brothels operated in Unit 245 at the Avalon Mosaic in Fairfax, Virginia, and Unit 649 at the Hanover Tysons in Tysons Corner, VA.
The DOJ also claims that between December 2019 and October 2023, Han Lee “deposited just under $795,000 of cash into her personal Bank of America bank accounts.” Lee also used around $109,000 in cash to make payments on her Bank of America credit card account. The DOJ said the Bank of America account was used for “travel-related purchases and other expenses associated with brothel operations.”
Regarding the potentially high-profile clientele, investigators stated they “believe there are potentially hundreds of yet to be identified customers that may include other professional disciplines not included in the list above.”
Intelligence experts, including former US intelligence officials, spoke anonymously to the Daily Mail warning that the operation may have been a blackmail operation organized by a foreign nation. The Daily Mail reports:
“They believe the brothels – allegedly masterminded by a 41-year-old South Korean woman – targeted politicians, high-ranking government officials and defense contractors.
“‘Having the Koreans out front could have been a false flag to give China or another country plausible deniability if the plot unraveled,’ a one-time CIA senior operations officer told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.”
Although the DOJ has yet to comment further on the clients of the brothels and the possibility that this was an intelligence operation, the idea that a foreign intelligence network may have been involved is not entirely far-fetched. Governments around the world are known to use so-called “honeypots” to entice and entrap individuals they believe they can gain leverage over.
For example, Jeffrey Epstein has long been suspected of being connected to US, UK, and/or Israeli intelligence. His interactions with numerous high-profile celebrities, politicians, scientists, and academics are largely seen as an attempt to blackmail influential people by recording their potential interactions with young girls.
Curiously, none of the unnamed alleged clients seemed to mind that the brothels required government-issued ID, phone and email contacts, employer information, and credit card records before they could access the women.
The anonymous intelligence sources who spoke to the Daily Mail claimed it will be difficult for investigators to find the source of the alleged intelligence operation. A “one-time CIA senior operations officer” told Daily Mail that “having the Koreans out front could have been a false flag to give China or another country plausible deniability if the plot unraveled.”
Whoever is behind this brothel—whether it was an intelligence operation or not—the public deserves to know the names of the politicians, government contractors, big pharma executives, and others purchasing sex via these websites. Until then, and only then, can we expect truth and justice to actually be served.
The Last American Vagabond will continue to follow this developing story.
Source: The Last American Vagabond
Derrick Broze, a staff writer for The Last American Vagabond, is a journalist, author, public speaker, and activist. He is the co-host of Free Thinker Radio on 90.1 Houston, as well as the founder of The Conscious Resistance Network & The Houston Free Thinkers.
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