Arab Military Officer Busted for Rhode Island Slave Colonel kept Filipino woman confined in US home as he attended school By Mary Papenfuss, Newser User Posted Apr 13, 2011 2:20 AM CDT 7 comments Comments Col. Arif Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al-Ali was nabbed as he attempted to board a flight for home out of New York's JFK airport. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin) (Newser) – A naval officer from the United Arab Emirates has been busted for keeping an unpaid servant while living in a tony Rhode Island neighborhood. Col. Arif Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al-Ali was nabbed as he attempted to board a flight out of New York's JFK airport. He pleaded guilty last week to charges that he kept a Filipino servant confined to his US home and didn't pay her. The servant escaped and is now in hiding, AP reports. A lawsuit has been brought against the officer by a defense organization charging human trafficking violations. Al-Ali was in Rhode Island attending the Naval War College there and living with his wife and 5 children.