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CASE NAME:State v. Sami Uka
ALL PLAINTIFFS:State of Missouri
ALL DEFENDANTS:Sami Uka
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DOCKET NUMBER:No. ED76870
SOURCE:Bloomberg, Lexis Search, Missouri case.net
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
RELATED CASE CITATION:2006 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 42549
TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):John J. Riley <br>
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YEAR OF VERDICT:1999
TYPE OF COURT:State Court
STATE:Missouri
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STATE COUNTY:City of St. Louis
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NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Albania
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):1
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Domestic Servant
FIRST CHARGE:Unlawful use of a weapon
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:Section 571.030 RSMo (Supp. 1999)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:Suspended imposition of sentence with 36 months probation
SECOND CHARGE:Harassment To Frighten Or Disturb Another Person
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:Section 565.090 RSMo (1994)
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
SECOND CHARGE SENTENCE:6 months
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:25 S.W.3d 624
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm in Part and Dismiss in Part
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Victim moved from Albania to the U.S. in 1995 to live with defendant, her brother-in-law, and her sister. When victim arrived she was harbored in the defendant's home and forced to work 13 hour days; Defendant demanded that she pay $11,000 for immigration expenses. Victim’s husband joined her in the U.S. later that year and stayed in the same house. Both victim and husband moved out after disputes arose. Defendant started calling the victim threatening to kill her and her husband. Defendant aimed a shot gun at the window of victim’s home, threatening to shoot victim. Police found shotgun with one live shell and arrested defendant.
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