NASHVILLE – An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other local and federal agencies has resulted in the arrest of a Marion County man today on charges of promoting prostitution and money laundering.

At the request of then-16th District Attorney General Bill Whitesell, TBI Special Agents, working in conjunction with agents with Homeland Security and Immigration Customs Enforcement, and officers with the Murfreesboro and Smyrna Police Departments, began investigating Jin S. Chung on June 7, 2013. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that between March 2010 and January 2015, Chung was involved in building various massage parlors and spas across the state, including two in Rutherford County, that are suspected of promoting prostitution.

On April 8th, the Rutherford County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Chung, 71, with 13 counts of Money Laundering, one count of Conspiracy for Money Laundering, two counts of Promoting Prostitution and one count of Conspiracy to Promote Prostitution. The South Pittsburg man was arrested near Chattanooga today by TBI Agents and was transported to the Rutherford County Jail, where he was booked. Chung is being held on a $500,000 bond.

Jin S. Chung

 

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