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CASE NAME:United States v. Sante Kimes
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Sante Kimes, Kenneth Kimes
CITATION:
DOCKET NUMBER:CV-S-88-0600-HDM
SOURCE:Lexis Search, Slave Girls, Wensley Clarkson
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Howard D. McKibben
YEAR OF ARREST:1985
YEAR OF VERDICT:1986
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Nevada
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
STATE COUNTY:
AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:4 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Mexico
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Undocumented
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Domestic Servant
FIRST CHARGE:Involuntary Servitude
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1584
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:
SECOND CHARGE:Transportation of illegal Aliens
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Conspiracy
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THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Aiding and abetting
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FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FOURTH CHARGE SENTENCE:
FIFTH CHARGE:Escape
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIFTH CHARGE SENTENCE:
CORE TERMS:18 U.S.C. § 1584; 8 U.S.C. § 1324; 18 U.S.C. § 371
SENTENCING OPINION CITATION:
LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:60 months
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:
FINE IMPOSED:$70,000
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SECOND CLAIM RESULT:Dropped
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:939 F.2d 776 (9th Cir. 1991)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

Defendants Sante and Kenneth Kimes, Sr. held a number of undocumented workers in involuntary servitude as domestic servants. Sante Kimes used physical abuse and threats of deportation to control the victims, all of whom were women.  She also prohibited the victims from contacting their families and from using the mail and telephone.

Three victims were initially held at the Defendants' home in Hawaii. In 1984, the Kimes and the victims moved to the Kimes's home in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the victims escaped from Defendants and subsequently cooperated with the F.B.I. 

After her arrest, Sante Kimes escaped from a hospital while in custody, only to be re-arrested four days later. Sante Kimes was convicted by a federal jury and sentenced to five years imprisonment.  Kenneth Kimes, Sr. accepted a plea deal and was sentenced and received a three year suspended sentence
Approval Status:Approved
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