“Java Juggs” Coffee Shop Owner Charged With Prostitution And $2 Million Money Laundering

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Coffee Shop Owner Charged With Money Laundering And Prostitution

Last year, we posted a story about a dirty cop who was popped chopping this lady down.

Via HeraldNet

A former nude dancer who jumped into the controversial bikini coffee stand business deposited more than $2 million in her bank in just three years.

She bought property and coffee huts with other cash, sometimes bringing along a money counter to dole out the bills. Her baristas reported making hundreds of thousands of dollars out of her stands, working mainly for tips. The women told cops the price for a cup of coffee started at $6 and customers typically paid with a $20 bill. The baristas kept the rest to shake their breasts or expose their genitals. They charged more for sex acts with the droves of men who stopped at the stands, mainly located along Highway 99 in Snohomish County.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged Carmela Panico, 52, of Snohomish, with promoting prostitution and money laundering. They allege that Panico was the madam of drive-through brothels, raking in millions of dollars and laundering the illegal profits through property acquisitions.

“Panico’s businesses were driven by prostitution and lewd behavior,” Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Bob Hendrix wrote in charging documents.

Her profit margin at times was twice that of well-run, established coffee stands, Hendrix said. Panico allegedly under-reported her earnings to the Internal Revenue Service, dealing in large quantities of cash. Investigators seized nearly $250,000 from her Snohomish home during a raid last year. The city of Everett has taken legal steps to keep the cash, alleging the money is profits from a criminal enterprise.

Starbucks ain’t got isht on this place.

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