Accused Muttontown slave couple makes bail

(08/21/07) MUTTONTOWN ? After months in jail, a couple accused of keeping slaves in their multi-million dollar Muttontown mansion was released on bail Tuesday. A judge signed an order of condition for

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2007, 9:30 PM

Updated 6,170 days ago

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(08/21/07) MUTTONTOWN ? After months in jail, a couple accused of keeping slaves in their multi-million dollar Muttontown mansion was released on bail Tuesday.
A judge signed an order of condition for Varsha and Mahender Sabhnani. The Sabhnanis have been behind bars since their arrest in May.
The couple is accused of holding two Indonesian women captive in their home, forcing them to work long hours and endure brutal punishments. Prosecutors said the Sabhnanis burned the women behind the ears as one form of punishment. They have photographs of those possible injuries.
Details of the release include $2 million bond for Mahender Sabhnani, $2.5 million bond for Varsha Sabhnani, electronic monitoring and around-the-clock security at the Sabhnanis? home, which the couple must pay for. They have also consented to random searches of their home.
Several entrances to the home must also be locked under the deal.
Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents said they will be at the home to make sure all the requirements are in place.
Click here to see the bail order document
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