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Harvard Couple Who Paid Housekeeper $4 a Week ...Spared Jail
Daily Mail ^ | 11 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/11/2014 10:16:49 PM PST by fella

Martha Smalanskas, 48, and Richard Smalanskas, 49, from Harvard, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty to violating the Fair Labor Standards Act at a federal court hearing in Boston on Wednesday

They originally met their victim in Bolivia when she was 16 and hired for as a nanny for their three children Three years later they brought her to the U.S. illegally, claiming her to be a relative

For 13 years and four months she worked as their housekeeper and nanny, with the prosecution saying she made $2500 total

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


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This is why liberals want open borders, cheap housekeepers.
1 posted on 01/11/2014 10:16:49 PM PST by fella
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To: fella

Some animals are more equal than others.


2 posted on 01/11/2014 10:29:27 PM PST by WMarshal (Free citizen, never a subject or a civilian)
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To: fella
and the lawyers get 50 - 60%, the government gets 50% - she'll get nothing but a tax bill for the remainder
3 posted on 01/11/2014 10:31:05 PM PST by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: fella

There’s almost no amount of justice that can pay that young lady back for all the years those people stole from her. Give her this couple’s total net assets for starters, then go from there.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 10:32:07 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: fella

I want to throw up.


5 posted on 01/11/2014 10:34:07 PM PST by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Seeing More Clearly Now
I want to throw up.

Don't you will ruin your keyboard!!!

6 posted on 01/11/2014 10:40:31 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: fella

Spared jail ? Why ? This is de facto slavery (not to mention immigration fraud).


7 posted on 01/11/2014 10:40:48 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fella

I think this is not as bad as it sounds. She may have been provided food, clothing, transportation, health care, shelter, assesory items in addition to 2500 cash.


8 posted on 01/11/2014 10:47:01 PM PST by staytrue
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To: fella

A nice home to live in with all the comforts like cable and such,all her food and clothing with sundays off. How many Americans have to work six days a week and still live payday to payday with nothing left over. I am sure she could have left at anytime if she truly wanted to, however she would have probably been sent back to her home country to live in squaler.


9 posted on 01/11/2014 10:51:53 PM PST by eastforker (Cruz for steam in 2016)
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To: Windflier

If she had 2500 in a bank account after 3 years, she may have done better than many US citizens.

Oh by the way, a 300 sq. ft apt in Boston runs about 1400 a month plus utils. Plus she probably got food, clothing and medical care.

She probably got about the equivalent of 25,000 a year after taxes. Yes it is that expensive in Boston.


10 posted on 01/11/2014 10:52:22 PM PST by staytrue
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To: tallyhoe

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11 posted on 01/11/2014 10:55:15 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Since it sounds so good to you, can I hire you? You have to work from 6 am to 8 pm 6 days a week, for 14 cents a day. I have a room in the back you can live in.


12 posted on 01/11/2014 10:58:30 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: eastforker

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13 posted on 01/11/2014 11:00:23 PM PST by staytrue
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To: fella

Since they vote Democrat, they actually helped her more than they hurt her.


14 posted on 01/11/2014 11:00:56 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Kirkwood

Are you in Boston ?


15 posted on 01/11/2014 11:01:04 PM PST by staytrue
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To: fella

Wow, almost $210/yr? Gosh, how did they afford that?

Selling aluminum cans to pay her?


16 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:28 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: nickcarraway

How do you know they are democrat ?

The odds are about 40% democrat 20% independent 10% republican 30% refusing to vote.


17 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:50 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Someplace much nicer.


18 posted on 01/11/2014 11:04:19 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: fella

if barry can do it, why are these people being prosecuted?

at least they gave the girl a place to live and food to eat. barry abandoned his aunt and uncle completely (and you think he’ll care about YOU with 0bamacare? lol)


19 posted on 01/11/2014 11:06:45 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

“if barry can do it, why are these people being prosecuted?”

They might not be democrats.


20 posted on 01/11/2014 11:09:29 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

The article says 13 years not 3.


21 posted on 01/11/2014 11:16:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Spared jail ? Why ?

Because they have money would be my guess.

22 posted on 01/11/2014 11:18:49 PM PST by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: TigersEye

I missed that. It does change the calculation in favor of the housekeeper got screwed. However, given the rent in Boston, it is still not as bad as it sounds.


23 posted on 01/11/2014 11:23:31 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

Oh please. I’d be willing to bet money on it.


24 posted on 01/11/2014 11:30:15 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: staytrue
If she had 2500 in a bank account after 3 years, she may have done better than many US citizens.

Huh? Read it again:

"For 13 years and four months she worked as their housekeeper and nanny, with the prosecution saying she made $2500 total"

That's $16 dollars a week for 13 years. I'm sorry, but that's equivalent to slavery in anyone's book.

25 posted on 01/11/2014 11:36:27 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: staytrue

Harvard, MA is out in the sticks (nowhere near Cambridge), a fairly leafy area, no doubt she lived in a basement apartment / room.


26 posted on 01/11/2014 11:39:20 PM PST by Sparky1776
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To: fella

Damn! In 1965 my first real job, at age 14, paid $5 a week. And that’s still a buck more than this girl was paid.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 11:53:12 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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>> Three years later they brought her to the U.S. illegally,

The gall!


28 posted on 01/11/2014 11:56:24 PM PST by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: fella
How much do you want to bet that they're dems?

That being said, if they were Indian diplomats they would have been stripped, had a homosexual do a cavity search then been expelled.

29 posted on 01/12/2014 12:04:41 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Eagles6

Actually it would appear that he is a pro-Life Conservative according to a FB page.


30 posted on 01/12/2014 12:08:41 AM PST by Sparky1776
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To: Sparky1776

Dang! There’s a whoda thunk it.


31 posted on 01/12/2014 12:14:38 AM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: staytrue
How do you know they are democrat ?

The odds are about 40% democrat 20% independent 10% republican 30% refusing to vote

No way. Unenrolled voters outnumber Democrats and Republicans combined in Massachusetts.

32 posted on 01/12/2014 1:13:54 AM PST by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: eastforker

The part which makes me wonder is this went on for 13 years, it’s not as if it just happened and then she escaped.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 2:35:33 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

sounds like a civil suit waiting to happen.......


34 posted on 01/12/2014 4:05:08 AM PST by CrouchingTiger620
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To: fella
A charge of harboring an illegal immigrant, which carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison, will be dismissed.

But of course it will; no such thing (according to dear leader)

As a result, the couple will be forced to pay the woman - who was not identified but is believed to be about 35-years-old - $150,000 in restitution and serve a year of probation, under an agreement they reached with prosecutors,...

Because of the donations they made to ???, hmmmm? What happened to the other $150k (...authorities determining the family owed her roughly $301,000 under prevailing minimum wage...)???

And Devyani Khobragade gets indicted for the same thing.

35 posted on 01/12/2014 4:30:20 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: fella

Gotta love the UK Mail Online.. right below that story is:

Woman rushed to hospital after THREE-HOUR orgasm


36 posted on 01/12/2014 5:11:09 AM PST by maddog55
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To: maine-iac7
“.....and the lawyers get 50 - 60%, the government gets 50% - she'll get nothing but a tax bill for the remainder”....

You left out the deportation notice. If the demodummies can convert her to their ranks, she'll become a naturalized American citizen (eminent domain)

37 posted on 01/12/2014 6:42:34 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: VerySadAmerican

“Damn! In 1965 my first real job, at age 14, paid $5 a week. And that’s still a buck more than this girl was paid.”

Ok, but did you get room, board, clothing provided also ?


38 posted on 01/12/2014 7:13:46 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Sparky1776

“Harvard, MA is out in the sticks (nowhere near Cambridge), a fairly leafy area, no doubt she lived in a basement apartment / room.”

I missed that detail. I read Harvard and assumed it was the University and not the town so I thought “Cambridge”.


39 posted on 01/12/2014 7:15:33 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Sparky1776

“Actually it would appear that he is a pro-Life Conservative according to a FB page.”

I believe it is irrelevant regardless of political affiliation. Which is why I decided to defend the needless democrat smears.


40 posted on 01/12/2014 7:17:34 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Eagles6

“Dang! There’s a whoda thunk it.”

Not really. Classless people come from all political classes. Now among prominent politicians the democrats have cornered the market on incompetence, hypocrisy, and being self serving liars.

But among the regular people, this is not the case.


41 posted on 01/12/2014 7:20:17 AM PST by staytrue
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To: maddog55
Women rushed to hospital after 3 hour orgasm

...I wonder if her lover took the blue pill?

42 posted on 01/12/2014 7:50:09 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: Progov
You left out the deportation notice. If the demodummies can convert her to their ranks, she'll become a naturalized American citizen (eminent domain)

LOL So she's being sold (in a sense) to her new masters. Over 12 years a slave and still a slave.

43 posted on 01/12/2014 8:29:49 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: staytrue

Yes, my mother provided room, board and clothing but I gave her part of my pay each week for “rent”.


44 posted on 01/12/2014 10:17:06 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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