Human trafficking in Hamilton

A human trafficking case went to trial in Hamilton. Men were kept in Attila Kolompar’s basement in Hamilton and treated as slaves. The victims were lured by being told that they would receive well-paying jobs, but the reality was that they would be forced to work in a deplorable situation where they were basically slave-workers. They faced long work days and were not adequately clothed or fed. The victims’ documents were taken from them.

Mr. Kolompar is a member of a Hungarian crime family. He pleaded guilty to being involved in the human trafficking ring. Four people have been convicted so far out of thirteen who were charged.

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