Federal judge dismisses largest US human trafficking case Matthew Pomy at 10:47 AM ET
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Hawaii [official website] on Friday
dismissed human trafficking charges against six executives and other business associates. The charges relate to a 2010 indictment that alleged the defendants enticed approximately 600 Thai nationals to come to the US by falsely promising them job opportunities and then forcing them to work at farms in Washington and Hawaii by threatening economic harm and deportation. The case was dismissed [AP report] after it was found that prosecutors would not be able to prove the allegations. This was the US government's largest human trafficking case.
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