Bangladeshi Diplomat’s ‘Slave’ Awarded $1M In Wages, Damages

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Law360, Washington (September 27, 2016, 6:41 PM EDT) — The former Bangladeshi Consul General in New York and his wife must pay nearly $1 million to a domestic servant they allegedly kept in “a state of slavery,” a Manhattan federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein awarded Mashud Rana $922,597 from Monirul Islam and Tashina Prova, who repeatedly failed to cooperate with discovery orders regarding Rana’s accusation that the couple lured him to the U.S. with the promise of a monthly paycheck, only to abuse him and subject him to long hours…

Source: Law360