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CASE NAME:United States v. Adaobi Stella Udeozor
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Adaobi Stella Udeozor, George Udeozor
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DOCKET NUMBER:03-CR-0470
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, PACER (docket review)
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. Peter J. Messitte
YEAR OF ARREST:2001
YEAR OF VERDICT:2004
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Maryland
FEDERAL DISTRICT:District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Nigeria
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Traffickers smuggled the victim into the United States using the passport of their daughter.
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Domestic Servant
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to commit involuntary servitude
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:60 months
SECOND CHARGE:Harboring an alien for financial gain
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:87 months + 3 years supervised release + restitution + special assessment
THIRD CHARGE:Involuntary Servitude
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1589
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
THIRD CHARGE SENTENCE:97 months + 3 years supervised release + restitution + special assessment
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:97 months + 3 years supervised release + restitution + special assessment
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$110,250
FINE IMPOSED:$300 special assessment
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:515 F.3d 260 (4th Cir.) (2008)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

Defendants George and Adaobi Udeozor, husband and wife, smuggled a young girl from Nigeria to the United States to work for them as a domestic slave. In September 1996, George Udeozor traveled to Nigeria and falsely promised to the victim's family that the Udeozors would adopt their daughter and provide her with a better education in the United States. The victim was 14 years old at the time. George Udeozor smuggled the victim into the United States using his oldest daughter’s passport. Once in the United States, the Udeozors forced the young girl to care for their children, prepare meals, and perform a number of other household tasks. The victim was also forced to work in Dr. Adaobi Udeozor's medical office. The victim did not receive any compensation for her work, nor was she allowed to attend school. To maintain control over the victim, the defendants subjected her to physical and emotional abuse. George Udeozor raped the victim on multiple occasions. Defendants also used the threat of arrest by immigration authorities as a means of controlling the victim.

The victim was rescued in October 2001 after calling local enforcement. In November 2004, Adaobi Udeozor was convicted following a jury trial and sentenced to 87 months in prison for conspiracy to commit involuntary servitude and harboring an alien for financial gain. George Udeozor was extradited from Nigeria to the United States in February 2008. In October 2008, he was sentenced to 97 months in prison after pleading guilty to several charges, including holding a person in involuntary servitude.

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