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Sentencing in slavery case: 140 months in prison, denaturalization, deportation

Georgia Woman Sentenced to 140 Months in Prison for Human Trafficking of Two Young Women from Nigeria Bidemi Bello Also Loses Her U.S. Citizenship ATLANTA- Bidemi Bello, 42, formerly of Suwanee, Ga., was sentenced today in Atlanta by U.S. District Judge William S. Duffey Jr. on human...

Sentencing in slavery case in Washington state

DOJ, Oct. 19, 2011 : "Edk Kenit, 28, and Choimina Lukas, 30, a Micronesian couple living in Longview, Wash., were sentenced today for their roles in a scheme to compel the labor of an 18-year-old woman, also from Micronesia. Kenit and Lukas were sentenced by U.S. Distrtict...

Google Donates $11.5 Million to Fight Slavery, Human Trafficking

"An astounding 27 million men, women, and children are currently held in slavery around the world, but the fight to eradicate the practice got a big boost Wednesday when Google announced that it's giving $11.5 million to help several leading organizations combat modern day slavery. The...

Slavery, 2012

" The State Department on Tuesday cited abuses in Thailand's huge fishing industry as part of an annual worldwide report on Trafficking in Persons . The report noted that men from Cambodia and Myanmar, also known as Burma, are trafficked aboard Thai ships and forced to work against their will...

Presidential Proclamation: National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, 2013

"This month, we rededicate ourselves to stopping one of the greatest human rights abuses of our time. Around the world, millions of men, women, and children are bought, sold, beaten, and abused, locked in compelled service and hidden in darkness. They toil in factories and fields; in brothels and...

New York Jury Mulling Federal Slavery Case

"A federal jury will resume deliberations Friday in the case of an upstate New York woman accused of cheating an Indian household servant out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay and keeping her a virtual prisoner at a mansion. The jury in Albany went home shortly after 5 p.m., about three...

America's Immigration Policy Fiasco

"Not since the days of slavery have so many residents of the United States lacked the most basic social, economic, and human rights." - Douglas S. Massey, Summer 2013 issue of Daedalus , the Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

CA4 on Slavery (TVPA, FLSA) - Cruz v. Maypa

"Cruz alleges that she was forced to work for the defendants for wages well below the minimum from 2002 until her escape in 2008. The district court dismissed all of her claims as time-barred. We affirm the district court’s dismissal of Cruz’s state law claims, but we reverse the dismissal...

Guilty Plea in Ohio Egg Farm Slavery Case

Two defendants plead guilty to forced labor scheme that exploited Guatemalan migrants at egg farms "A leader of a human trafficking ring pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to charges that he lured Guatemalan minors and adults into the United States on false pretenses, then used threats...

Slavery, Visa Fraud & Harboring Charged in Texas: USA v. Nsobundu

DOJ, Feb. 8, 2016 - "A couple residing in Katy has been taken into custody following the filing of a criminal complaint alleging forced labor, withholding documents, conspiracy to harbor an illegal alien and visa fraud, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. Chudy and Sandra Nsobundu, 56 and...

Under Plea Deal, Qatari Military Officer and Spouse Banished from US, Pay $120K Restitution to Settle Slavery Charges

Guillermo Contreras, San Antonio Express-News, Feb. 12, 2016 - "An angry judge in San Antonio reluctantly gave a Qatari military officer and his wife probation and ordered them deported immediately for abusing two female servants who were brought to the U.S. to clean the couple’s posh home...

15-Year Sentence in Slavery, Human Trafficking Case in Ohio Involving Minors

DOJ, June 27, 2016 - "According to documents filed in the case and admissions made in court in connection with the guilty pleas, the defendants and their associates recruited workers from Guatemala, some as young as 14 or 15 years old, by falsely promising them good jobs and a chance to attend school...

Nearly $1M Damages Awarded in Trafficking/Slavery Case: Rana v. Islam

Rana v. Islam, Sept. 26, 2016 - "Mashud Parves Rana brings this action against his former employers, Monirul Islam and his wife, Fahima Tashina Prova, for violations of the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act ("TVPA"), 18 U.S.c. § 1589 et seq., the Fair Labor Standards...

Human Slavery in Texas - In Plain Sight

Danielle Lopez, The Alcalde, May/June 2017 - "According to a report published in February by a group of UT researchers at the Institute of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, there are currently more than 300,000 minors and adults across Texas who have been subjected to some form of human trafficking...