Two years a slave: Texas couple fined and jailed over Nigerian nanny

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  • Saturday, 06 Jan 2018

HOUSTON: A Houston-area couple who pleaded guilty to federal charges related to forcing a Nigerian woman to work nearly 20 hours a day taking care of their home and five children and home without pay for two years has been ordered to pay her more than US$121,000 (about RM485,000) in restitution.

Fifty-seven-year-old Chudy Nsobundu, and his 49-year-old wife, Sandra Nsobundu, were also sentenced Friday by US District Judge Nancy Atlas to seven months in jail and seven months of home confinement, plus three years on probation.

The naturalised US citizens, also originally from Nigeria, recruited the woman there with the promise of a US$100 monthly wage.

Authorities say they abused her while she worked at their home in the Houston suburb of Katy from September 2013 to October 2015.

They pleaded guilty in 2016. – AP


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