Victims of trafficking in human being pay hundreds of thousands of euros

Victim of trafficking in human beings retrospectively pay one hundred thousand euros in Vantaa - four sentenced to imprisonment
The victim worked for sixteen months with almost no holidays. Working days were up to 17 hours.
CITY 20.04.2016
Marja Salomaa
HELSINGIN SANOMAT NEWSPAPER
VANTAA District Court has condemned four Indian men to prison and a business ban on trafficking in human beings. The perpetrators also have to pay a total of EUR 88,700 for the victim's loss of salary and a total of EUR 12,000 for the suffering.
The man hired by the Austrian pizza Mamma Mia as a chef was rightly mistaken for Finland at a monthly salary of € 1,700, with promises of good progress in the new country. He had been flashed that he could also bring his wife and son to Finland.
The victim had had to work long days for sixteen months with almost no holidays. Working days were up to 17 hours between 2013 and 2014. The language-poor man had no social contacts and no understanding of how Finnish society works.
The COURT judges the man who exercised actual power in the restaurant as the main factor. He had already stated during recruitment talks in India that the victim had to pay him € 15,000 because of the cost of entry. The man believed these false claims, even though he paid for the flights and the cost of his residence himself. The man is the cousin of the protagonist.
In Finland, the victim lived practically without money because she thought the salary would accrue. Payroll money has come into the account, but less than what was reported to the tax authorities. The man's passport and debit card were in the possession of the principal.
The protagonist was sentenced to absolute imprisonment for one year and ten months. In addition, he was sentenced to a six-year ban on business. The man, who had been living in Finland for a long time, had already been banned from doing business due to gross tax evasion and accounting crime. The first business ban would have ended this month.
All the charges have denied the allegations of trafficking in human beings. The principal has admitted the breach of the business prohibition.
The MAJOR had sold the business of Mamma Mia to her two nephews and nephews before the ban. However, the principal owned the estate and inherited the rent.
In addition, the men had verbally agreed that the principal would retain a quarter of the restaurant.
Relative boys owed the principal to the grocery store. According to their own reports, the main perpetrator had also inherited threshold money from them to Finland. Correspondingly, the principal has stated that he had to agree to similar working and wage conditions when coming to Finland.
The relatives attracted to FINLAND did not receive any salary at all. He received small amounts of cash from the principal when he needed it. The authors used the bank account opened for him for his own expenses and for payment of his mutual debts.
The court therefore considers that the perpetrators of the work had been co-opted by the perpetrators, although younger perpetrators have denied their role.
According to the law, none of the defendants have corrected the victim's misconceptions about their rights, but have used the mistake of their employees as shareholders, administrators and legal representatives of the employer in power in the company. They have also allowed him to work for his company on illegal terms.
The man named company manager received a one-year and one-month suspended prison sentence. Two others were sentenced to 11 months in prison.
The perpetrators were charged with aggravated trafficking in human beings, but the court finds that violent coercion was not proven. Therefore, the verdict came from human trafficking.
In addition to trafficking in human beings, the restaurant is suspected of selling food products, tax evasion and gross accounting crime.
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This article was published in Helsingin Sanomat's online publication April 20, 2016 at:
http://www.hs.fi/kaupunki/a1461118105583

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