Black man enslaved by South Carolina restaurant manager is owed $546,000, court rules

A former restaurant manager serving 10 years in prison for effectively enslaving a man, forcing him to work more than 100 hours a week without pay, must double the restitution he pays to his former employee – to more than half a million dollars, a court ruled. Bobby Paul Edwards, a 56-year-old white man who ran a restaurant in Conway, South Carolina, has now been ordered to pay John Christopher Smith, a Black man with intellectual disabilities, $546,000.

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/may/03/south-carolina-restaurant-manager-black-man-enslaved-double-restitution-court?CMP=fb_gu&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR2Ieg2P-SgJ8rQGKousPrdhJMXqopA6E7wNMXBWnZX20241nTbeDJTpzx0#Echobox=1620095024

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