[USA v. C.T.]
The federal government charged Defendant, and three other coconspirators, with one count of conspiracy to commit involuntary servitude (slavery), one count of obtaining labor by threat of physical restrain, and one count of illegally harboring an alien.The federal government alleged that DeFabio's client held victim at her house and coconspirator’s house for five years as indentured servant working seven days per week, 15 hours per day, without pay. At a highly publicized jury trial, DeFabio established that his client did not participate in the involuntary servitude. DeFabio also established that the victim’s testimony regarding his client's actions was unreliable or false.