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CASE NAME:United States v. Abdel Nasser Youssef Ibrahim
ALL PLAINTIFFS:United States
ALL DEFENDANTS:Abdel Nasser Eid Youssef Ibrahim, Amal Ahmed Ewis-Abd Motelib
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SOURCE:DOJ/US Attorney Website or Press Release, News Article
TYPE OF CASE:Criminal
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TYPE OF TRIAL:Judge
TRIAL JUDGE(S):Hon. James V. Selna
YEAR OF ARREST:2002
YEAR OF VERDICT:2006
TYPE OF COURT:Federal Court
STATE:California
FEDERAL DISTRICT:Central District Court
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AGE OF VICTIM(S):Minor
NUMBER OF VICTIMS:1
GENDER OF VICTIM(S):Female
VICTIM'S COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:Egypt
METHOD OF ENTRY INTO THE U.S.:B-1/B-2 visa
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:Domestic Servant
FIRST CHARGE:RICO
FIRST CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. §§ 1960-1968
FIRST CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
FIRST CHARGE SENTENCE:36 months
SECOND CHARGE:Holding a person in involuntary servitude through force or coercion
SECOND CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1584
SECOND CHARGE VERDICT/PLEA:Guilty Plea
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THIRD CHARGE:Obtaining labor or services by threats of serious harm to, or physical restraint against, victim or another person
THIRD CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:18 U.S.C. § 1589
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FOURTH CHARGE:Harboring an illegal alien
FOURTH CHARGE US/STATE CODE CITATION:8 U.S.C. § 1324
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CORE TERMS:conspiracy, forced labor
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LENGTH OF GREATEST SENTENCE:36 months
RESTITUTION REQUIRED:$122,000
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APPEAL STILL PENDING?:No
SUMMARY:

Defendants, formerly husband and wife, are Egyptian nationals who purchased the victim from her parents in Egypt. The sale was made after the defendants' threatened to turn over the victim's sister, who had been working for the defendants and accused by them of stealing, to the Egyptian police. Defendants used a fraudulently-obtained temporary visitor's visa to bring the victim - then 10 years-old - into the United States in August 2000. Defendants controlled the victim's passport at all times while she was in defendants' custody. Defendants forced the victim to clean their home, located in a gated community in Orange County, California, and to cook and care for the defendants' five children. The victim slept on a dirty, fold-up mattress in a small, windowless converter room in defendants' garage. The victim received no compensation for her 20 months of work. The victim was not permitted to attend school or religious services. Defendants verbally abused the victim and physically assaulted her on at least three occasions. An anonymous phone call alerted authorities to the victim.

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