A Toms River married pair, who owns Spa 1800 on Lakewood Road, is billed with two counts of money laundering and promoting prostitution after they commenced giving sexual favors to shoppers in exchange for funds.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer declared the rates towards Wayne Lefkowitz, 56, of Toms River, and Guihua Cui, 51, also of Toms River in a statement on Wednesday pursuing a year-lengthy investigation operate by the OCPO Economic Criminal offense Squad and OCPO SVU.
Lefkowitz and Cui experienced the front of managing their spa as a legitimate business but Prosecutor Billhimer stated that “individuals patronizing the spa were presented sexual favors in exchange for funds.”
In addition to the lewd favors, Lefkowitz and Cui also allegedly deposited money from the spa into a quantity of different lender accounts to check out and “stay clear of transaction reporting requirements underneath New Jersey state law.”
Their illegal and illicit exercise came to a head on April 28 when Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business office Economic Criminal offense Squad, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Interior Affairs Device, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Business Higher Tech Crime Squad, Toms River Police Detectives, Toms River Police Patrol Officers and New Jersey Point out Law enforcement, executed court-licensed research warrants at Spa 1800 and then at Lefkowitz’s and Cui’s residence on McCormick Generate in Toms River.
Detectives adopted that up by executing court docket-authorized seizure orders on financial institution accounts held by Lefkowitz and Cui.
Both equally have been charged on summonses pending a long term court docket day.
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