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Traite des personnes

United States v. Carslake

Résumé des faits

“Frosty Treats,” a Russian company operating ice-cream trucks near Kansas City, Missouri, promised a group of college students from the Ukraine the opportunity to earn salaries between $10,000 and $15,000 for the summer in the United States. Once in the United States, however, the students were forced to work 13 hours a day, seven days a week, for less than minimum wage. Defendants restricted the students' access to telephone and mail communication. On September 10, 2007, David Carslake pled guilty to obstruction of mail; Frosty Treats entered a separate settlement agreement, agreeing to pay more than $47,555 in restitution to the six students, and to stop recruiting foreign students at all of its U.S. locations for the next two years. Several of the other defendants remain at large.

Commentaire / Faits marquants

Other indicted defendants are D.H.M., 45, and J.S.G., 45, all residents of Kansas City; and E.S.F., 20, and V.A.T., 21, both citizens of Russia. The Russian citizens helped recruit the students to the US.

Auteur:
Human Trafficking Database of the University of Michigan Law School

Mots-clefs

Actes:
Recrutement
Moyens:
Menace de recours ou le recours à la force ou à d'autres formes de contrainte
Tromperie
Fins d’exploitation:
Travail ou les services forcés
Formes de la Traite:
Transnationale
Groupe criminel organisé
Secteur dans lequel l'exploitation a lieu:
Autres secteurs

Informations sur la procédure

Système juridique:
Droit commun
Décision judiciaire la plus récente:
Tribunal de première instance
Type d'Action Juridique:
Criminel / pénal
 

1st Instance:

Court: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Location:          Missouri

Date of decision: 2009

Reference: Docket Number: 06-CR-00317

 
 

Victime / Demandeurs de la première instance

Victime:
8 Individuals
Sexe:
Homme
Nationalité:
Ukrainien

Défendeurs / Répondants de la première instance

Prévenu:
David L. Carslake
Sexe:
Homme
Ancienneté:
55
Raisonnement juridique:

Carslake pled guilty to the charge of  obstruction of mail.

Accusations / Demandes d’indemnité / Décisions

Prévenu:
David L. Carslake
Législation/Code:

18 U.S.C. § 2 and 18 U.S.C. § 1589

Détails de charges:
Aiding and Abetting Forced Labour and Forced Labour
Verdict:
Withdrawn
Législation/Code:

18 U.S.C. § 1701

Détails de charges:
Obstruction of Mail
Verdict:
Guilty
Législation/Code:

18 U.S.C. § 1592

Détails de charges:
Domestic Servitude
Verdict:
Withdrawn
Législation/Code:

18 U.S.C.§ 1546(a)

Détails de charges:
Visa Fraud
Verdict:
Withdrawn
Peine de prison:
5 ans
Amende / Paiement à l’État:
Oui  5100  USD  (Up to 10,000 USD) $5,000 fine and $100 special assessment

Tribunal

United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri

Sources / citations

http://www.law.umich.edu/CLINICAL/HUTRAFFICCASES/Pages/CaseDisp.aspx?caseID=392

News article: http://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2006/09/18/daily25.html?page=all