Mahender Sabhnani, who was convicted of enslaving two women in his and his wife's Long Island home, was sentenced to 3 years and 4 months in prison. A judge decided that while Sabhnani did not physically harm the women, but he did permit these "dreadful things..to go on." Sabhnani's wife Varsha was sentenced to 11 years; she allegedly beat, tortured, and starved the two Indonesian women who had been employed as maids. Next, the judge will determine how much the couple owes the women in back wages.
Second "Slave Owner" Sentenced to 3 Years
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