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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

(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. (Read more slave stories.)

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