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Who Are The Hindujas And What Led To Their Jail Sentences? | Explained

Four members of the billionaire Hinduja family, originally from India, were convicted on Friday for “illegally exploiting poorly paid servants” at their lavish Geneva villa in Switzerland. The elder Hindujas – Prakash Hinduja (78) and Kamal Hinduja (75) – who were absent from the trial due to health issues, were each sentenced to 4 1/2 […]

Four members of the billionaire Hinduja family, originally from India, were convicted on Friday for “illegally exploiting poorly paid servants” at their lavish Geneva villa in Switzerland. The elder Hindujas – Prakash Hinduja (78) and Kamal Hinduja (75) – who were absent from the trial due to health issues, were each sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison. According to Bloomberg, Ajay Hinduja and his wife, also not present in court, received slightly shorter sentences of 4 years.

Family members Ajay Hinduja, his wife Namrata, and his parents were found guilty of taking illegal advantage of staff hired in India by paying them significantly less than the standard Swiss wages.

The family’s business manager, Najib Ziazi, received an 18-month suspended sentence.

The Hindujas expressed their disappointment at the Swiss court’s decision to impose jail terms on some family members. They announced an appeal has been filed in a higher court to contest the verdict, which found them guilty of exploiting vulnerable domestic workers, as reported by news agency PTI.

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