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CASE NAME:USA v. Mariluz Zavala and Jose Ibanez
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Jorge Ibanez, Maruiluz Zavala
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DOCKET NUMBER:2:04-mj-00857-WDW
SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TRIAL JUDGE(S):Michael Orenstein
YEAR OF ARREST:2004
YEAR OF VERDICT:2005
TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:New York
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Eastern District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Adult and Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:69
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female and Male
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Peru
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Forced Labor
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to Commit Forced Labor
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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SECOND CHARGE:Transporting Undcomented Workers
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 2421
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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THIRD CHARGE:Document Servitude
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FOURTH CHARGE:Harboring Illegal Aliens
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324
FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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FIFTH CHARGE:Engaging in Extortionate Credit Transactions
FIFTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 892
FIFTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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CORE TERMS:Transferring false alien registration cards, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1426, Guilty Plea, 8 U.S.C. § 1324, 8 U.S.C. § 1324, 18 U.S.C. § 2421, 18 U.S.C. § 371
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:180
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FORFEITURE IMPOSED:Yes
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:2007 U.S. App LEXIS 25542; 338 Fed. Appx. 92
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Vacated sentences and remanded for de novo sentenceing
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendants Jorge Ibanez and Mauiluz Zavala were smuggling dozens of illegal workers from Peru, forcing them to work for them until they paid off their smuggling debt. The debt ranged frfom $6,000 to $13,000. Defendants confiscated the victims passports and threatened them with the authorities in case they tried to escape. Defendants forced the aliens to work for them, as well as for other employers. The couple was arrested in June 2004. Their daughter, Evelyn Ibanez, was also charged for her role in the forced labor scheme. During the raid of three houses which the Defendants owned in Suffolk County in New York, the authorities found 69 illegal aliens living in squalid conditions. 13 of the victims were minors. As part of their guilty pleas, the Defendants would forfeit a residence valued at $175,000 and bank accounts containing approximately $30,000 generated through their crimes.
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