Cambodian Woman Gets $1.78M Verdict In Forced Labor Suit

By Mike Curley (April 11, 2022, 6:03 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal jury on Monday awarded $1.78 million to a Cambodian woman who accused a couple of illegally bringing her to the U.S., then forcing her to work at their donut shop and in their home for around $2 a day.

At the close of a trial that started last week, the jury found that Matthew and Sopheak Otero had forced Sophy Treadway to work for them as a way to pay off her "debt" incurred by them paying for her to come to the United States.

According to Treadway's complaint, she was 19 in 2008 when she met Sopheak...

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