East Providence Company In Trafficking Indictment

(Boston, MA)  --  A Massachusetts man is being accused of forcing people to work for an East Providence cleaning company.  Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey says Fernando Roland of New Bedford and the company he worked for, Martins Maintenance, were indicted on human trafficking charges and other offenses by a statewide grand jury on Friday.  The prosecutor's office alleges two people were forced to work for the company for well below minimum wage, and one of the victims was not paid anything for weeks and was forced to complete household chores at Roland's residence, where she lived.


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