Cordova day spa shut down for illegal activity - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Cordova day spa shut down for illegal activity

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Owner Kun Jiang was arrested for failing to have proper business licenses for his employees. Owner Kun Jiang was arrested for failing to have proper business licenses for his employees.
Action News 5 did not find any record of any allegations of any sexual misconduct at this massage parlor. Action News 5 did not find any record of any allegations of any sexual misconduct at this massage parlor.

(WMC-TV) - Investigators shutdown a Cordova day spa for illegal activity.

According to court records, the massage parlor is not properly licensed and the owner has been shipping in different girls every month for his all-female staff; he once claimed the mayor was as a client.

Owner Kun Jiang was arrested for failing to have proper business licenses for his employees.

Neighbors of the Ocean Spa in the Trinity Commons shopping center in Cordova were not happy when it first opened. They have been lodging complaints with police.

According to an incident report from an April 2013 search of the business, Jiang not only told officers that Wharton was in the back but also took off running down the hallway yelling something about drugs. He ran out the back door and tried to jump into a car to get away before police stopped him.

Police found four other people inside: two employees, two customers, and no mayor. Plus they found $18,222 in cash. At the time, Jiang was merely cited for not having a business license.

According to a February 2014 search warrant, MPD continued to get complaints and sent in undercover officers on three different occasions since December 5, 2013. The affidavit of complaint that followed said the employees who were giving massages they did not have license to do so.

Police say the women had been in Memphis only a few weeks, and that the Ocean Spa replaces all of them once a month with new women from other parts of the country.

Authorities say there are no personnel records, time sheets, payroll, or tax records for any of the women. The business reportedly stayed open till 11 p.m. when it was legally supposed to close at 10 p.m., and the massage rooms were enclosed on all four sides even though only three sides are legally allowed to be enclosed.

Action News 5 did not find any record of any allegations of any sexual misconduct at this massage parlor.

According to the incident report. neighboring business owners thanked police for checking into the business and told investigators they'd seen an employee selling drugs out front.

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