Nigerian Couple Found Guilty Of Human Trafficking in US, Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison

Date: 05-05-2024 3:22 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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A federal jury in Camden, New Jersey, has convicted a Nigerian couple, Isiaka and Bolaji Bolarinwa, aged 67 and 50 respectively, of forced labor and related crimes, following a coercive scheme involving human trafficking. The verdict, potentially leading to a 20-year prison sentence, marks a significant milestone in the battle against human exploitation.

The jury, after two weeks of trial, found the couple guilty of two counts of forced labor, one count of sheltering a stranger for financial gain, and two counts of document servitude. Isiaka and Bolaji Bolarinwa, residents of Burlington County, New Jersey, reportedly recruited two victims from Nigeria, compelling them to engage in domestic labor and childcare services.

The victims, subjected to physical harm, threats, isolation, constant surveillance, and psychological abuse, were coerced into working in the couple's household under exploitative conditions. The defendants, knowing that the victims were undocumented while employed, exploited them ruthlessly for their own profit.

Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division condemned the defendants' actions, stating, “Human trafficking is a heinous crime, and this verdict should send the very clear message that the Justice Department will investigate and vigorously prosecute these cases to hold human traffickers accountable and bring justice to their victims.”

U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger for the District of New Jersey echoed similar sentiments, emphasizing that forced labor and human trafficking have no place in society. He expressed gratitude to the prosecutors, agents, and support staff involved in ensuring justice in the case.

Special Agent in Charge James E. Dennehy of the FBI Newark Field Office highlighted the victims' suffering, underscoring the FBI's commitment to assisting victims of human trafficking. He urged victims to seek help, assuring them of justice against their tormentors.

The defendants face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for each forced labor count and up to 10 years for the alien harboring count. They will also be required to pay mandatory restitution to the victims and face fines of up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss from the offense on each count. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.


Posted: at 5-05-2024 03:22 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- gogoman at 5-05-2024 03:54 PM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 5-05-2024 03:54 PM (1 month ago) | Grande Master
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- lakeview at 5-05-2024 08:01 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: gogoman on  5-05-2024 03:54 PM
undocumented people are evil!!! they always you this joker card to lie and put their helper in trouble  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
You are not far from the truth my brother, I live here in the United States and I have seen a lot here. Na to be careful
Posted: at 5-05-2024 08:01 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- fineboy77 at 6-05-2024 04:29 PM (1 month ago)
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Posted: at 6-05-2024 04:29 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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