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Leelabahen Chaudhari: Motel Managers and Immigration Custody

leelabahen chaudhari: Vishnubhai Chaudhari, 50, and Leelabahen Chaudhari, 44, pleaded guilty in federal court on Monday to conspiracy and alien harbouring for financial gain, the Omaha World-Herald reported . The two were managers of a Super 8 Motel in Kimball, a town near the Wyoming and Colorado borders, according to The Chronicle Herald. The unidentified man was taken into immigration custody in Texas after entering the U.S. illegally in 2011. Federal authorities say two motel managers enslaved an Indian immigrant for more than a year in western Nebraska, forcing him to work without pay and abusing him. The Chaudharis, who also were living in the U.S. illegally, arranged to pay his bond in October of that year and then set up his transportation to Kimball, court documents and authorities said. The Chaudharis isolated the man from guests at the motel and hid him from police officers in the area. The pair then forced the man to clean rooms, wash clothes and do other chores for them seven days a week, investigators said. ( As reported in the news.