Accused GJ madam posts bond
Nan O’Reilly, the 58-year-old owner and operator of Fuji Oriental Massage, 762 Horizon Drive, who prosecutors said was running a thriving illicit prostitution business, bonded out of the Mesa County Jail a little after 5 p.m. Wednesday.
O’Reilly faces two felony counts each of racketeering and pimping and misdemeanor counts of keeping a place of prostitution, promoting sexual immorality and pandering.
She also is charged with tax evasion. She has been accused of filing a false tax return for 2007, failing to report more than $70,000 in income while reporting she earned more than $229,000 that year.
Her attorney, Steve Laiche, had argued in early December that O’Reilly’s $250,000 bond was excessive, but on Dec. 26, Mesa County District Judge Valerie Robison refused to decrease the bond amount.
Sheriff’s department officials said Thursday that O’Reilly used a bonds person to post the $250,000 bond.
Federal investigators have seized assets presumably worth at least hundreds of thousands of dollars that belonged to O’Reilly, including property in Grand Junction and Colorado Springs, monies from several bank accounts, and a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Investigators claim that the assets were earned as a result of the illicit business.