Labor Trafficking

Labor trafficking is a form of human trafficking that involves the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring, or receipt of individuals for the purpose of labor or services, through the use of force, coercion, or other means of deception. Labor trafficking can take many forms, including forced labor, debt bondage, and slavery. It can affect individuals of all ages and can occur in many different industries, including agriculture, construction, manufacturing, and domestic work. Labor trafficking is a serious crime and a violation of human rights. It often involves the exploitation and abuse of vulnerable individuals, and it can have serious consequences for the victims, including physical and psychological harm, as well as loss of freedom and dignity. Governments and international organizations are working to combat labor trafficking and to support victims of this crime.

Mark Spisak, the head of Olivet Assembly, is being investigated for money laundering.
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Mark Spisak, the head of Olivet Assembly, is being investigated for money laundering.

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Desperate SB Sun Reporter Joe Nelson Blasted for Pushing “Wrong Info” about Olivet
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Desperate SB Sun Reporter Joe Nelson Blasted for Pushing “Wrong Info” about Olivet

Days away from millions celebrating the ball drop to ring in 2023, investigative reporters have a lot to worry about. Media trust remains near an all-time low; data and technology trends increasingly pressure the media sector; and consumers are the new producers, making reporters more and more irrelevant. How much moreso for old-dogs trying to…

Embattled California Christian college under federal investigation for fraud and labor trafficking
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Embattled California Christian college under federal investigation for fraud and labor trafficking

An Anza-based Christian college with satellite schools across the world has been the target of a three-year federal investigation triggered by a frantic 911 call to Riverside County authorities from a student who claimed she had not been allowed to leave the campus for months. Homeland Security Investigations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,…

Rachael Rollins on first year, her own investigations and priorities – Boston Herald
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Rachael Rollins on first year, her own investigations and priorities – Boston Herald

U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins said she wants to keep a focus on beefing up anti-human-trafficking efforts — and hopes the investigations into her political actions don’t slow the office down. Rollins, now approaching a year into her tenure as the top federal prosecutor in the state, brought in the press corps for an hour-long roundtable…

Milwaukee woman's mission to stop human trafficking – TMJ4
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Milwaukee woman's mission to stop human trafficking – TMJ4

MILWAUKEE — Walk in Chandra Cooper’s shoes for just a few minutes and you’ll quickly hear her passion and energy to stop the scourge known as human trafficking. “I just took a passion towards it and saying, you know, this is what I want to do and my purpose,” said Cooper. “I want to be…

Rotary's Riveting Speaker Roster Resumes – Coronado Times
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Rotary's Riveting Speaker Roster Resumes – Coronado Times

Parttime Coronado resident Dr. Wendy Patrick, a Deputy District Attorney in San Diego, stands with Coronado Rotary President LuAnn Miller after an insightful presentation about the immense human trafficking issue in San Diego County. Rotary Club of Coronado returned from a holiday hiatus on January 4, welcoming parttime resident, Dr. Wendy Patrick, a Deputy District…

Kicking off Texas Blue Sand Project, raising awareness about human trafficking on the South Plains
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Kicking off Texas Blue Sand Project, raising awareness about human trafficking on the South Plains

LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) – United Supermarkets joined local organizations One Voice Home, Voice of Hope, and Open Door to kick off the Texas Blue Sand Project, bringing awareness to the issue of human trafficking on the South Plains. Hillary Cobb, the executive director of One Voice Home, says, “The Blue Sand Project exists to show…

Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative gains traction – Door County Daily News
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Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative gains traction – Door County Daily News

A “hidden crime” that is not usually associated with Door or Kewaunee counties is getting statewide attention this week by the Wisconsin State Patrol and Door County Sheriff’s Department. The Human Trafficking Awareness Initiative is underway, and Door County Sheriff’s Department Professional Standards Captain Carl Waterstreet says that human trafficking is a transient business that…

Local counties partake in National Human Trafficking Awareness month – Post and Courier
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Local counties partake in National Human Trafficking Awareness month – Post and Courier

Human trafficking is an issue that is often hidden, but efforts continue to get the public more involved in stopping the crime on a local level. The Tri-County Human Trafficking Task Force (HTTF) a local organization organized into eight parts that involve education, law enforcement, legal innovations, child services, adult services, healthcare, faith-based, and research….

Sex trafficking, forced labor lawsuit against Crowley Maritime will move forward
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Sex trafficking, forced labor lawsuit against Crowley Maritime will move forward

A judge denied Crowley’s motion to dismiss the case, in which a former employee claims a supervisor gained access to her Jacksonville hotel room and assaulted her. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A federal sex trafficking and forced labor lawsuit filed by a former employee against Jacksonville-based shipping giant Crowley Maritime will move forward, according to a…