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Two Sisters Arrested, Accused of Operating San Francisco Brothel

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, two sisters were arrested in San Francisco on Monday, June 9, 2014, for allegedly operating a sex-trafficking ring in the Richmond District.

Investigators booked Qiao "Judy" He, 37, and Gaineng He, 36, both of San Francisco into County Jail on suspicion of pimping and pandering.

Investigators said the women ran two brothels out of residences at 385 Seventh Avenue and 4719 Geary Boulevard, where they charged men up to $200 for services.

The investigation began in January, when the Tax Recovery and Criminal Enforcement (TRaCE) task force zeroed in on the sisters. They are still under investigation for potential tax fraud and conspiracy violations.

The TRaCE Task Force, created at the start of the year, includes members of the FBI, and state agencies, such as Franchise Tax Board, Board of Equalization, Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

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