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Friday, March 02, 2012

Mansion Servant Enslaved by Uber-Rich New York Family for Nearly Six Years

A wealthy New York woman is facing criminal charges after being accused of keeping an illegal immigrant as an indentured servant and forcing her to live in a closet for nearly six years.

Documents posted on the Smoking Gun allege that Annie George, 39, and her now-deceased husband, Mathai Kolath George, hired an illegal immigrant from the Indian state of Kerala. The immigrant, identified only as "V.M.," was promised about $1,000 a month in wages to live in the family's 34-room, 30,000-square-foot home, known as Llenroc mansion, which houses a helicopter pad, 15 fireplaces, marble flooring, 24-karat gold gilded ceilings and a glass elevator. V.M. was tasked with taking care of the Georges' four young children, along with performing household duties in the mansion located about 20 miles north of Albany.

New York's minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. Even if V.M. had been allowed to leave the residence at the end of a regular 40-hour workweek, she would have been entitled to a minimum, pretax income of $290 per week, or $1,160 per month.



Anonymous said...

Where is the religious outcry over this. The government is taking away her biblical right to own a slave.

Now if they were an American I can understand but so long as they came from another country I see nothing wrong with her having this person in servitude.

Take note in Leviticus 25:44-46, it sets out the rights for people to own slaves.

Anonymous said...

That was in the Old Testament...we've been living in the New Testament for may years now. Try to look at its entirety not just the parts that suite you.

Anonymous said...

10:54. Screaming with laughter! And the next post has the NERVE to accuse you of cherry picking the Bible! Ahhhhhhhhhhh Haaaaaaaa!

Anonymous said...

Uber-Rich now that is not a term you see everyday. Just how rich is that exactly?

Anonymous said...

This is Obama's vision for American citizens.

Anonymous said...

Entitled to $1160.00 a month as an illegal immigrant?