Cops: 4 arrested in illicit massage operation; 1 charged with bribery

Xiao Hua Gu, left, 31, of Flushing; Yuan Xiao Hua Gu, left, 31, of Flushing; Yuan Bo Shen, second to right, 35, of Flushing; and Ying bo Liu, right, 41, of Flushing, were all arrested and charged with unauthorized practice of a profession in connection with an illegal massage operation in Massapequa, Nassau County police said. Hong Xie, second to left, 44, of Flushing, was arrested and charged with bribery of a public servant after Nassau County police said she offered officers monthly payments to overlook what police say is an illegal massage parlor. (Oct. 5, 2013) Photo Credit: NCPD

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Four Queens women were arrested Saturday in connection with an illegal massage operation in Massapequa, Nassau County police said.

Police said undercover detectives and a male witness received massages for money at 505 Hicksville Road from Yuan Bo Shen, 35, Ying Bo Liu, 41, and Xiao Hua Gu, 31, all of Flushing. Police said none of the women were licensed to practice massage, and all three were arrested and charged with unauthorized practice of profession.

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Shortly after the arrests, police said Hong Xie, 44, of Flushing, said she was the boss and offered a monthly payment of cash to operate her business without police interference and to release the three women.

Police also arrested Xie and charged her with third-degree bribery of a public servant.

The four women were scheduled to be arraigned on Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead.

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