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Young Indian actresses lured to Chicago in high-end prostitution scheme, feds charge

CHICAGO - The young Indian actress arrived at O'Hare International Airport last Christmas Eve on a flight from Abu Dhabi.

Carrying a temporary visa, she told customs agents she had come to the U.S. to attend an Indian association event at the behest of her manager and would be staying only a couple weeks.

But federal prosecutors say that story was a ruse concocted by the actress' manager. And he wasn't helping her with her film career - he was her pimp.

Recently unsealed federal charges accuse a Chicago couple of Indian descent of running a high-end prostitution ring to lure actresses from Tollywood - a nickname for the lively Telugu-language film

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