Amos Mun’s long gray hair was pulled into a ponytail. The 64-year-old’s handcuffs were attached to a belly chain wrapped around his government-issued orange jumpsuit.
At 2:02 Wednesday afternoon, Magistrate Judge Irma C. Ramirez summoned Mun to the lectern in her downtown Dallas courtroom. To Mun’s left stood his attorney, Maria Tu of Plano. To his right was the interpreter, who translated the proceedings into Korean for the man accused of profiting off the violent drug trade and prostitution at his treacherous Northwest Dallas hotel, which sits only a few hundred feet from a Dallas ISD elementary school.