Thursday, February 11, 2016

Qatari couple deported from the US after treating two women as slaves

A US judge ordered the Qatar military officer and his wife to be expelled immediately after he heard how the two servants were forced to live in squalor while they enjoyed the lap of luxury in their upscale San Antonio home.
Hassan al-Homoud, 46, who received military training at San Antonio's Camp Bullis, and his wife, Zainab al-Hosani, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, pleaded guilty to federal charges in December.
District Judge Orlando Garcia said he had hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation in the case, since engaging in forced labour is a crime punishable by up to 10 years’ in prison.
But a plea agreement was offered to the couple because the servants - one from Bangladesh and the other from Indonesia - refused to testify against them.

Homoud pleaded guilty to visa fraud while his wife pleaded guilty to knowing that a felony was taking place and failing to report it.

The couple also agreed to pay $60,000 (£41,000) compensation to each of their victims.
The court heard that the duo kept the servants in primitive conditions, withholding their wages, confiscating their mobile phones and passports, and giving them barely enough food to survive.

Judge Garcia said the couple would be immediately removed from the country and never allowed back.
The servants told officials they had never been paid and a federal affidavit said they were forced to live in a "run-down apartment with no furnishings, no linens, utensils, clothing, television, reading material or even toilet paper”.

The US. Attorney's office said Hosani had "threatened the workers with arrest and incarceration in Qatar if they failed to perform their work obligations”.
In a statement read in court, Homoud said he took full responsibility for his actions.
He said:
"My conduct has brought shame upon myself, my lovely wife, upon my family and upon my country.”

39 comments:

acid man(linda's husband) said...

They highly welcome

YOUNGBUHARI said...

Serves them right.

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A*B Nice said...

Served them well...

Charles Okafor said...

Choi.. Nawa oo














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AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

That serves them right,fair enough! Heartless beings.

dj banti said...

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Ivy Godspower said...

Owk




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SENSATIONAL PURITY said...

Serve them right. Wicked souls.

Ogenah Boris said...

Your conduct also brought shame to your generation for treating someone like a slave

Ngozi Ebere said...

Serves them right

Alpacino D said...

Where pple own up fault instead of wallowing in self pity and blames yeix cuantelus brendavoux

Dee Tee said...

Hmmmmm

Bonita Bislam said...

Huh??? Why do people have penchant for wicked acts? Warrisdis?

Engee said...

Wickedness in high places. Send them back to their country. Beasts


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Edem victor said...

Serves them right


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Bibian Obunse said...

Wicked people...

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Serves them right.

Buchi Jakes said...

Why do wrong when you clearly know wrong isn't right. Things we hear and read these days...smh

CherishD said...

Silly couple.

Anonymous said...

Well, that's their nature. Na dem way

Juliet Iwuno said...

Very good judgment. Linda take note!

Spicy Confide said...

thank ur Allah that those victims did nt testify against u, elx u & ur "beloved" wife wud've bin languishing in jail... go & sin no more...

Commodore said...

Serves them better

Donjazzycrush said...

they should go back to their country mbok?






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Adenike Bamigboye said...

Good for them

Wondervirgin said...

Good for you

Owakah I said...

Alright

owakah (A.K.A. Innosometin) said...

NEXT

viola obiajulu said...

They should pay them first before returning here o, cus if they don't, the victims don enter one chance.

Anonymous said...

Yea Arab love oppression too much.

Posh Queen said...

Justice well served

Theresa Egan said...

Wicked people!

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Wicked couple

Gabii said...

Thats Qataris lifestyle by default. Lazy set of people. If you've been to Doha you will see alot of such. It's practically there lifestyle. Nearly all Qataris are rich, so they can afford 5 or more servants. Taking it offshore na over do.

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

SMH.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

SMH.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

Benedicta Emmanuel said...

SMH.
"NeVeR SaY NeVeR"

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