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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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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: 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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“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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