Posted on August 4, 2020

Guatemalan National Held 33 Illegal Aliens Captive in Her Basement

John Binder, Breitbart, July 30, 2020


Concepcion Malinek, a 50-year-old Guatemala-U.S. dual citizen, pleaded guilty to helping ten illegal aliens from Guatemala make their way into the country between 2009 to 2019. In the guilty plea, Malinek admits she helped the illegal aliens get jobs, illegally, and threatened to report them to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency if they did not hand over their wages to her.

In March 2019, Malinek’s home was raided by federal investigators who allegedly discovered 33 illegal aliens — 19 adults and 14 children — from Guatemala living in her basement {snip}

{snip} Malinek likely received at least $120,000 in cash payments from the illegal aliens {snip}

The illegal aliens, investigators said, were forced to live in disturbing conditions, with mold and sewage, and were denied  bathroom access if they fell behind on payments. {snip}