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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:02 AM

I don't keep slaves - BUT - I do threaten them & make them live in the closet

Mansion servant enslaved by uber-rich New York family for nearly six years


Annie George, 39, of Rexford, is accused of inducing a woman from India to reside in the country and confining her at the mansion for nearly three years, a federal criminal complaint alleges.

The woman — identified only as "V.M." — worked from dawn to late in the evening seven days a week, cooking and cleaning and caring for George's six children, the complaint said. She is entitled to more than $200,000, but was paid far less and was forced to live in a closet, authorities said.

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George spoke three times with the woman’s son in India. During one telephone call, George suggested that the “son tell his mother to tell authorities that she was a relative of George’s family and was only staying at George’s house as a guest.”

During the conversation, which the son recorded, George warned, “if she says anything about working, it would become a big crime. They’ll start adding up all the taxes and everything, for all the time.”

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/wealthy-woman-abuses-maid-658213
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/No-fairy-tale-life-within-walls-3373942.php

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Reply I don't keep slaves - BUT - I do threaten them & make them live in the closet (Original post)
kpete Mar 2012 OP
yardwork Mar 2012 #1
Enrique Mar 2012 #2
Sarah Ibarruri Mar 2012 #3
onehandle Mar 2012 #4
JHB Mar 2012 #5
snappyturtle Mar 2012 #6
Junkdrawer Mar 2012 #7

Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:06 AM

1. Labor trafficking. This is happening a lot in the U.S. Hidden secret.

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:08 AM

2. this must be one of the job creators

we keep hearing about.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:11 AM

3. Here's a photo of the a-hole that kept the woman enslaved (she's in the center)

She appears to be Indian also (like the servant she kept enslaved) from the looks of it.

How some people can call themselves human, then treat people this way, is remarkable.

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:11 AM

4. Why do you libruls hate the free (slave) market? nt

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:15 AM

5. This deserves jail time (in addition to fines, damages, and compensation)...

From the Times-Union article:
At Llenroc, V.M. had little access to the world outside its walls, and no money or transportation, authorities said. Bank documents and other evidence showed V.M. received only $29,000 from the Georges for 5 ½ years of work between October 2005 and May 2011, or $37,000 to $38,000 less than what the George family promised her, court papers say. Nearly all the $29,000 the Georges did pay V.M. was sent in money transfers to the woman's son in India, the documents say. The U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division determined that V.M. was entitled to $206,000 for her years of work for the family.

The Georges told V.W. she couldn't visit her family in India because she lacked immigration paperwork, the affidavit says. The family took her to see an immigration attorney, for which they withheld $4,000 of her wages, but V.M. never received a passport, the affidavit said.




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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:24 AM

6. Annie George released without bond. Surprised? nt

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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 11:29 AM

7. Good thing they're wealthy. Otherwise they would be looking at long prison sentences.

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