Judge and Police Deputy Charged with Human Trafficking

D. William Garrett (72), a retired Fulton County Magistrate Judge; his son (a Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department Deputy) Russell Garrett (43); and the son’s wife Malika Garrett (42), have all been charged with human trafficking in a federal prosecution in Atlanta, Georgia. The case involves an Indian woman who was convinced to come to the United States to work as a nanny for Russell and Malika Garrett, only to be forced to work without pay.

They also face charges of alien harboring, witness tampering, and making false statements.
Not only are Russell and D. William Garrett are accused of lying to the Department of State to get a visa for the victim, Malika Garrett is accused of lying to the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice by claiming that the victim should be investigated for possible terrorism.

The alleged crimes will come at a far higher price than paying a nanny. Malika is looking at 60 years, Russell is looking at 50 years and the former judge is looking at 10 years.

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