PROS­E­CU­TORS: WORK­ERS RES­CUED FROM FORCED LA­BOR IN CAL­I­FOR­NIA

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San Fran­cisco — At least a dozen immigrant work­ers who were forced to live in squalid con­di­tions and to work con­struc­tion jobs for lit­tle or no pay were res­cued from a forced la­bor ring in Cal­i­for­nia al­legedly run by a man who has been ar­rested, fed­eral and lo­cal of­fi­cials said. Many of the im­mi­grants who were in the coun­try il­le­gally lived in a ware­house in the San Fran­cisco Bay Area city of Hay­ward that did not have run­ning wa­ter and was locked from the out­side at night, the of­fice of U.S. At­tor­ney Brian Stretch said in a state­ment. The im­mi­grants, iden­ti­fied in court doc­u­ments only by their ini­tials, worked at con­struc­tion projects and re­ceived no pay or were paid less than min­i­mum wage, of­fi­cials said.

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