Six Years for Illegally Hiring 39 Filipinos

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Two Filipino American business partners from Florida  have been sentenced to more than four years of imprisonment after a U.S. court found them guilty of forced labor conspiracy against 39 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs).

The United States District Court in Southern Florida in West Palm Beach sentenced on Saturday (Manila time) Alfonso Baldonado Jr., 45, and his business partner, Sophia Manuel, 41, to six and four years imprisonment, respectively, for conspiring with US-based labor recruitment company DAR Workforce Solutions to illegally hire Filipino workers.