News Story (California)
January 9, 2018
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Los Angeles (Advancing Justice-LA)
Bergado was employed by the Velonza family in the Philippines, working in a cosmetics factory, and was also tasked with looking after Marlon Velonza’s mother, Felisa, court papers allege.
The complaint accuses Marlon Velonza and his wife, Nelle-Ann, of Los Angeles, of inducing Bergado to come to the U.S. by promising to triple her salary if she accompanied Felisa Velonza over in 2014 and served as her caregiver.
Once Bergado arrived in April of that year, Marlon Velonza allegedly confiscated her passport, the lawsuit said.