Tax Evasion & Fraud

Trafficking exists in the illicit massage industry.

So does money laundering, racketeering, conspiracy, tax evasion, and other forms of fraud. If we want to stop the money, then we need to investigate IMB networks as organized crime and charge them with all committed crimes–especially financial ones.

We interviewed investigators and prosecutors to learn best practices for investigating the finances of IMB networks and what essential documents are needed for proving tax evasion and other monetary offenses. Adjusting our investigative approach and focusing on financial crimes can reap big rewards, both in asset seizure and reduced victimization in the IMI overall.

For article access and an essential fraud document checklist, please contact

“The Network is an invaluable resource to the law enforcement community. Not only can they identify illicit massage businesses in your area, but they also help take the burden off your agency when gathering intelligence. If you work illicit massage businesses, you should get to know The Network.”

Dan Nash

Retired Sergeant Missouri State Highway Patrol Human Trafficking Unit and Co-Founder of The Human Trafficking Training Center
Who We Partner With

Our partners include local, state, and federal law enforcement, regulatory authorities, anti-trafficking service providers, and community-based organizations. We believe an effective approach to counter-trafficking requires a network of partners with diverse strengths. As retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal once wrote, "To defeat a networked enemy we had to become a network ourselves."

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