7-Eleven Stores Involved in Modern Day Slavery Scandal
The famous gas station and convenience store chain is facing some serious allegations for forcing people to work hundreds of hours for very little pay.
According to ABC News, 7-Eleven Stores in both New York and Virginia were seized by the federal government after it was discovered that undocumented employees were working 100 hours for a fraction of their wages.
The workers had obtained false documents from children and the deceased in order to work in the stores. 10 stores in New York were seized, as well as four stores in Virginia were seized. The workers, who were from Pakistan, were also forced to live in boarding houses and pay rent to their employers.
Nine people in all, including store owners and managers, were charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud, stealing identities and harboring undocumented immigrants.