- Associated Press - Monday, December 12, 2016

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A Wichita massage parlor owner was sentenced to two years of supervised release for harboring a Chinese woman who worked as a prostitute.

The U.S. attorney’s office says in a news release that Samir F. Elias of Wichita has agreed to forfeit more than $32,000 in cash and a vehicle. The judge also imposed a $52,000 judgment against him.

He pleaded guilty to one count each of harboring for financial gain an immigrant who was in the country unlawfully and one count of importation of an immigrant for prostitution.

The crimes occurred while he was owner of GiGi’s Elite Massage in Wichita.

Prosecutors say Elias housed the woman at his home, driving her to work and back, and collected money from her that he knew were prostitution proceeds.

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