Slavery, that is. And sometimes it even gets prosecuted.
FORT LAUDERDALE - Two people are going before a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale for sentencing in the case of a Haitian girl prosecutors said was kept as a slave for six years.And it's not just a small-scale thing either. Keep up with the larger struggle at the Coalition of Immokalee Workers.
Fifty-two-year-old Maude Paulin and her ex-husband Saintfort Paulin are set for sentencing Tuesday before Senior U.S. District Judge Jose A. Gonzalez Jr. Maude Paulin's mother was also convicted but suffered a stroke. Her sentencing has been delayed.
They were convicted in March for their roles in the treatment of 22-year-old Simone Celestine. Prosecutors say she was brought to the U.S. at age 14 and illegally forced to work long days in the family's southwest Miami without any school.
Labels: modern day slavery