Human Trafficker Sentenced

A man from the Asian country of Uzbekistan has been sentenced to a dozen years in prison for running a human trafficking ring in 14 different states.

The ring was fronted as an employment agency, and supplied workers to at least one hotel in both Casper and Douglas.

The 32-year-old ringleader pleaded guilty to 4-counts in connection with the case.

He was originally charged with more than a hundred.

He led an operation which brought workers from other countries to the U.S., and then threatened to deport them if they reported the conditions they were forced to live under.

The so-called employment agency would also take most of the money that the workers earned, as rent for their substandard housing.