A Toms River married couple, who owns Spa 1800 on Lakewood Road, is charged with two counts of money laundering and selling prostitution just after they commenced providing sexual favors to customers in exchange for cash.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer declared the costs against Wayne Lefkowitz, 56, of Toms River, and Guihua Cui, 51, also of Toms River in a assertion on Wednesday pursuing a year-long investigation run by the OCPO Financial Criminal offense Squad and OCPO SVU.
Lefkowitz and Cui had the front of functioning their spa as a respectable organization but Prosecutor Billhimer stated that “individuals patronizing the spa ended up offered sexual favors in exchange for money.”
In addition to the lewd favors, Lefkowitz and Cui also allegedly deposited money from the spa into a amount of different lender accounts to check out and “avoid transaction reporting prerequisites under New Jersey condition legislation.”
Their unlawful and illicit activity arrived to a head on April 28 when Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office environment Economic Criminal offense Squad, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Place of work Interior Affairs Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business Large Tech Criminal offense Squad, Toms River Law enforcement Detectives, Toms River Law enforcement Patrol Officers and New Jersey Condition Police, executed court docket-licensed look for warrants at Spa 1800 and then at Lefkowitz’s and Cui’s home on McCormick Push in Toms River.
Detectives adopted that up by executing court docket-authorized seizure orders on bank accounts held by Lefkowitz and Cui.
Equally have been billed on summonses pending a future court docket day.
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