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US factory boss guilty of 'slavery' [American Samoa]

Author: BBC News, Published on: 22 February 2003

The owner of a clothes factory in American Samoa [Kil Soo Lee, who owned the Daweoosa Samoa company which made clothes for the JC Penney chain as well as other retailers before it closed] has been convicted [in U.S. court] of what prosecutors called "modern-day slavery"...he was accused of ordering beatings for disobedient employees, starving workers or threatening them with deportation if they complained.

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Related companies: J.C. Penney