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CASE NAME:United States v. Mussry
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Avid Mussry, Elsa Singman nee Mussry, Lily Judah nee Mussry also known as Lulu, Nasim Mussry, Jack Sassoon nee Mussry, Moses Aslan, Mordecai Sassoon also known as Moody Sassoon also known as Maudy Sassoon, Saul Mizrahie, Al Mizrahie
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DOCKET NUMBER:83-5093
SOURCE:Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TRIAL JUDGE(S):Richard Gadbois, Jr.
YEAR OF ARREST:1982
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TYPE OF COURT:Federal
STATE:California
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Central District Court
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NUMBER OF VICTIMS:2 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female and Male
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Indonesia
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:Unknown
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):9
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Domestic Servant
FIRST CHARGE:Holding in Peonage
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1581
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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SECOND CHARGE:Enticement into Involuntary Servitude
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1583
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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THIRD CHARGE:Holding in Involuntary Servitude
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1584
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Dismissed
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FOURTH CHARGE:Conspiracy
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371
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CORE TERMS:Conspiracy charge was partially dismissed by the district court.
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Judgment
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:726 F.2d 1448
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Reversed and Remanded
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Defendants enticed Indonesian servants to travel to the United States with promises to pay them for domestic work.  Once victims arrived in United States, Defendants took away their passports and return plane tickets.  Victims were forced to work up to fifteen hours a day for seven days a week, doing domestic work, cooking, massages, household construction, landscaping, and gardening.  Defendants withheld pay and did not allow victims to have visitors or vacation time.  The district court dismissed most counts, but the appellate court reversed and remanded.
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