Family Sentenced For Forced Labor, Exploiting Woman Over A Decade
Zahida Aman in Richmond, Virginia, has been sentenced to 144 months in federal prison for exploiting the forced labor of a Pakistani woman for 12 years, the DOJ announced on Tuesday. Aman and her sons Mohammed Rehan Chaudhri and Mohammad Nauman Chaudhri were all convicted of conspiracy to commit forced labor, and Rehan Chaudri and Nauman Chaudhri were sentenced to 120 and 60 months in prison, respectively. Aman and Rehan Chaudhri were ordered to pay the victim $250,000 in restitution for back wages and other financial losses.
“These defendants callously exploited the victim’s vulnerabilities and brutally coerced her labor through physical violence and emotional abuse,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division.