JUPITER, FL—The woman who ran the massage parlor at the center of the New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft’s prostitution sting in Florida was once busted for running the same type of business in Massachusetts, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
Last month, as part of a statewide prostitution sting, New England Patriots’ owner, Robert Kraft, was reported to have been a client of the Orchids of Asia Day Spa.
Now, it turns out, the proprietress of the Day Spa was busted in 2012 for running the same time of business in Kraft’s home state of Massachusetts.
A woman who had managed a prostitution house on Fairlawn Avenue under the guise of a massage parlor several years ago was sentenced in 2013 in Worcester Superior Court to 30 days in jail plus three years of probation for her crimes.
Apparently undeterred, Lan Yun Ma, now 49, appears to have picked up and moved her business model more than 1,300 miles south to Vero Beach, Florida, where she has been charged as part of a sting operation that led to charges against Patriots owner Robert Kraft, allegedly one of Ms. Ma’s customers.
Mr. Kraft was reportedly observed twice on hidden camera patronizing the business.
In related coverage, the New York Post reports that some of the women involved in the prostitution ring actually got their start in Queens, New York.
Several women busted in the sweeping Florida massage-parlor sting that snagged Patriots owner Robert Kraft came from China to Flushing to get licensed and learn the illicit sex trade, cops say.
Florida police believe workers at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter — where the 77-year-old billionaire allegedly paid for sexual services — and other parlors nailed in the probe are part of a bustling New York-to-South Florida pipeline.
The Post also reports that the one-time Massachusetts Madame also spent some time in New York before finally making her way to Florida.
Kraft has pled not guilty in the prostitution case.