Atlanta, GA – Earlier this year, we reported that Anthony “Ant” Shivers, along with at least 7 other sex traffickers at a time, have been consistently observed in recent years operating out of the Motel 6 located at 3585 Chamblee Tucker Rd.
This particular Motel 6 has hosted the public beating of numerous women and the routine commercial, sexual exploitation of underage girls. It has also been identified by rescued trafficking victims as one of the “Ring of 4,” a group of hotels that encircle Atlanta where victims are exploited on a rotating pattern. (The Red Roof in Smyrna is another member of the “Ring of 4.”)
It role in Atlanta’s sex economy was so significant, it was even used as a filming location in Jada Pinkett Smith’s 2015 CNN special on trafficking in Atlanta. Nevertheless, even that attention was not enough to get this hotel shut down as it was still going strong earlier this year.
ATL Trafficking is very happy to report that this complicit hotel is now officially and permanently closed!
This closure only occurred because of public outrage by readers just like you. We should never underestimate the power of a phone call to the right official, and how property closures like this can save many lives.
The FBI has proven that the average trafficker in Atlanta earns approximately $33,000 per week, so we can calculate that this Motel 6 represented over $3 Million of Atlanta’s $290 Million sex economy.
The Motel 6 on Chamblee Tucker was owned by Mukesh “Mike” Patel, a very important man in the hospitality industry, who won Hotelier of the Year in 2010. Since then, the federal government has charged him and his brother with defrauding investors out of millions of dollars.
Interestingly, Mr. Patel not only owned this member of the Ring of 4, but he also owns a second member of the Ring of 4, the Motel 6 located at 1351 Dogwood Dr in Conyers, GA – a property that is at least 30 minutes away!
What a strange coincidence for traffickers to be rotating victims through two hotels so far apart that just happen to be owned by the same man.
Sources say that the national head of security for Motel 6 personally flew to Dallas a number of years ago to meet with Mr. Patel to warn him specifically about sex traffickers operating out of his hotels in Atlanta.
Mr. Patel took no action.
In fact, shortly after that event, sources say traffickers operating out of the Chamblee Tucker site only seemed to increase their counter surveillance measures.
It is estimated that Mr. Patel suffered at least a $2 Million loss through the closure of that property.
Therefore, one has to ask: Why is he still allowing girls to be exploited in his Conyers hotel as recently as last week?