Visa broker in Thai sex trafficking ring pleads guilty
Feds extradited Sumalee Intarathong from Thailand last year to face charges in case first filed in 2016
November 30, 2022
A key member of a massive Thailand-based sex trafficking conspiracy pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping secure fraudulent visas for victims sent to Minnesota and elsewhere in a case first charged in 2016.
Sumalee Intarathong, who also goes by Alice Spencer Warren, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking and conspiracy to commit money laundering — more than one year after being extradited from Belgium to face charges.
According to Intarathong's plea agreement filed Tuesday, she was described as largely acting as a "visa application broker" for the organization. She and more than three dozen others were first charged in 2016 as part of an international probe dubbed "Bangkok Dark Nights."