Super Bowl prostitution suspect fled to Canada: officials
A general view as stadium workers clean snow from the field and stands during the Super Bowl XLVIII stadium preparations press conference at MetLife Stadium, Jan 22, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, US. (Photo Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)
New York State authorities are trying to have a woman accused in an apparent Super Bowl prostitution ring returned to the U.S. after her alleged flight to Canada.
The Canada Border Services Agency, which on Saturday reportedly arrested Kyong Bin Cho — also known as Jackie — referred requests for information to the Department of Justice.
However, a spokeswoman for the New York attorney general’s office said CBSA has contacted them, and her office is now in the process of taking Cho back to face trial in the U.S.
“They have contacted us, but as far as whether we’re going to get her back, we’re still waiting to hear about that,” said assistant press secretary Liz DeBold.
“As far as this particular case goes, she is the only person who attempted to flee to Canada.”
On Jan. 30, New York City police commissioner Willliam Bratton said an 11-month investigation uncovered a group promoting a prostitution business with advertisements online and on television.
Police said it’s believed the group sought wealthy out-of-town customers for the Super Bowl.
Eighteen people were charged in the case.