Husband/Wife gets prison in Muttontown Slave Case.
A Muttontown millionaire has been convicted along with his wife for enslaving two Indonesian domestic workers. He was sentenced on Friday to 3 years and 4 months in federal prison.
U.S. District Judge Arthur Spatt said that husband of Varsha Sabhani, Mr.Mahender Sabhnani did not inflict any physical injury on the two enslaved women, “but he permitted all of these things to go on — these dreadful things — he had to know.”
Doing nothing to stop his wife’s brutality towards their women housekeepers will cost him 40 months in federal prison along with he was also slapped with a $12,500 fine, by the District judge.
Mahender Sabhani, 51, and his wife Varsha, 46, are a millionaire perfume magnates. They both were convicted in December on federal charges of scaling, beating, stabbing and starving the woman hired on $100 a month.
Varsha Sabhani who was nicknamed “Cruella” in several news headlines – was sentenced Thursday to 11 years in prison.
During the trial which was held last year, the enslaved women told that they were starved, beaten with brooms and umbrellas, and were forced to work 18 hours a day in the kitchen of the Sabhanis $2 million Muttontown home located in Nassau County, New York.
The two Indonesian women — named Samirah and Enung — had testified to a catalog of horrors inflicted on them by Varsha Sabhnani, including beatings, cutting with a knife, and several other physical abuses by Varsha Sabhani.