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CASE NAME:United States v. Sardar Gasanov
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Sardar Gasanov, Nadira Gasanova
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DOCKET NUMBER:EP-01-CR-1423-2-DB
SOURCE:Lexis Search
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Jury
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. David Briones
YEAR OF ARREST:2001
YEAR OF VERDICT:2002
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:Texas
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Western District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:3 +
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Uzbekistan
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:J-1 visa
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NUMBER OF DEFENDANT(S):2
GENDER OF DEFENDANT(S):Female and Male
TYPE OF INDUSTRY:Labor
CASE CATEGORIZATION:Strip Club
FIRST CHARGE:Conspiracy to commit document fraud
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 371 (18 U.S.C. § 1546)
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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SECOND CHARGE:Bringing illegal aliens into the United States for purpose of financial gain
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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THIRD CHARGE:Conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324
THIRD CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Verdict
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FOURTH CHARGE:Money Laundering
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FOURTH CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Acquitted
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CORE TERMS:18 U.S.C. § 371; 18 U.S.C. § 1546; 8 U.S.C. § 1324
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:60 months
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$500,000
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FORFEITURE IMPOSED:All property connected to commission of crimes.
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APPEAL:Yes
EXPLANATION OF APPEAL:Appealed Conviction
APPELLATE OPINION CITATION:332 F.3d 297 (2003), 75 Fed. Appx. 982 (2003), 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 72415
HOLDING OF APPEALS COURT:Affirm
APPEAL STILL PENDING?:
SUMMARY:

Defendants, husband and wife, recruited three Uzbekistani women to come to the United States to work as topless dancers. Defendants promised the women modeling careers after each earned $300,000 from dancing. The victims arrived in the United States using fraudulently obtained J-1 visas, which defendants helped them to obtain. Defendants escorted the victims from Uzbekistan to the United States. Once here, the defendants refused to provide the women with their passports and other identity documents.  Defendants required the women to live with them and to turn over all of the money the women earned from topless dancing. Defendants collected over $500,000 from the victims.  

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