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CASE NAME:United States v. Zavala et al
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Mariluz Zavala, Jose Ibanez, Evelyn Ibanez; PKA 3524 Great Neck Road, Amityville, NY and Detached Garage on Premises, PKA Fourth Avenue, Brentwood, NY, and Attached Garage on Premises, PKA 5 Felway Drive, Coram, NY, and Attached Garage on Premises, Citibank Accounts Nos. 57221568 and 45736396 and all Proceeds traceable thereto
CITATION:USA v. Zavala et al (E.D.N.Y 2007)
DOCKET NUMBER:2:04-mj-00857-WDW
SOURCE:Bloomberg, DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, Lexis Search, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):William D. Wall
YEAR OF ARREST:2004
YEAR OF VERDICT:2006
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.:Tourist Visas
WAS VICTIM CHARGED WITH A CRIME:No
NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):6
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:No specific reference
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to commit forced labor and document servitude
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. 371
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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SECOND CHARGE:Conspiracy to harbor aliens within the Untied States
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. 1324
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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THIRD CHARGE:extortionate extension of credit
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. 894 (a)(1)
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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FOURTH CHARGE:possession of false alien registration cards
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. 1027(a)(2)
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Sentence
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:USA v. Mariluz Zavala and Jose Ibanez. 2007 U.S. App LEXIS 25542 (2d Cir, N.Y. 2007); USA v. Mariluz Zavala and Jose Ibanez. 338 Fed. Appx. 92, 93 (2d Cir, N.Y. 2009)
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Vacated sentences and remanded for de novo sentenceing
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:Jose Ibanez and his wife Mariluz Zavala smuggled Peruvians into the United States, including a number of children, beginning in 1999. They charged the smuggled people fees for entrance into the US and then forced them to turn over any paychecks in order to repay the debt. The defendants also held the victims phony paperwork captive. Additionally they forced the victims to live cramped in homes the defendants owned in Suffolk, NY. If the victims complained about these conditions the defendants threatened to report them to immigration and have them deported. After the arrest of defendants Catholic Charities were helping the victims gain permanent residency status.
Approval Status:Approved
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