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New federal indictment against Aloun Farm owners

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - More trouble for the owners of Aloun Farms.

Brothers Alec and Mike Sou, allegedly promised high wages to lure Thai workers to local farms.

The new 12-count indictment claims they also threatened deportation and confiscated their workers' visas.

A third man, Siew Khiong Khoo of Thai Manpower Company is also charged.

The attorney for Alec Sou says he will plead not guilty.

They could now face 20 years in prison if convicted.


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