State Senator John Chapman Peterson who is better known as "Chap" won his state senate seat back in November of 2007. It was reported by "The Fairfax Times" that Chap Peterson received a great amount of support from the Korean Community of Northern Virginia. The Fairfax Times wrote in their article of Chap Peterson's win that Mr. Jeff (Yong) Ahn helped secure the Korean vote for Peterson. According to Mr. Ahn, he contributed to the victory by voter's registration, working the phone banks, raising money and day to day campaigning.
These are the facts on one of Chap Peterson's greatest supporters: Mr. Jeff (Yong) Ahn is a convicted felon and a former disgraced Metropolitan Police Officer.
As a police officer, Mr. Ahn made a good amount of non - taxable income by extorting money from various owners of massage parlors in Washington, D.C. An owner of one of the massage parlors became fed up with Lt. Detective Ahn's extortion tactics, she turned to the FBI for help. The FBI had Lt. Detective Ahn under surivellence for an entire year before arresting him in a sting operation in February 1998. Mr. Ahn served four months in jail before entering a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office. Lt. Detective Ahn pleaded guility to the crime of accepting bribes as a public servant. The only thing that saved this rogue police officer from serving a longer jail time was his cooperation with the FBI. There was an attempt made by the FBI to catch then Mayor Marion Barry in an act of receiving a bribe. The FBI was going to use Lt. Ahn's wife, Azita Ahn in this sting operation. Mayor Barry was informed about the sting operation and the plot was never carried out. In 2000, a U.S. Appellate upheld Lt. Detective Ahn's conviction.
It has been documented by several news programs and periodicals, how horrible the illegal sex trade business is for young women. These women are locked up in dirty basements all day and receive little food and water. Some of these women are not even old enough to work legally in the United States, age 16. These women are misled by evil men who promise them jobs and a better life in the United States.
Instead of protecting these young women against this dangerous enviroment, Lt. Detective Ahn profited from them very handsomely. Today, Mr. Ahn represents himself as a community leader who promotes the democratic values of Thomas Jefferson. What a contractidiction?
Apparently, State Senator Chap Peterson never saw a conflict by having a convicted felon on his campaign team. The questions that people have for Chap Peterson are: (1). Was there a pay off to the Senator? (2). Was there dirty money involved in his campaign? (3). Why have someone who is prohibited from voting work on your campaign?
The problem for Chap Peterson is: Chap was informed about Mr. Ahn's past during the campaign and he failed to act appropriately.
Byallowing a former corrupt police officer to work on your campaign, it is an insult to the men and women of law enforcement.