Filipino guestworkers allege company cheated them, kept tax refunds

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Posted on March 5, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Updated Tuesday, Mar 5 at 11:47 PM

Brendan McCarthy / Eyewitness News
Email: bmccarthy@wwltv.com | Twitter: @bmccarthyWWL

NEW ORLEANS -- Ferdinand Garcia was once one of hundreds of foreign guestworkers at Grand Isle Shipyard, a busy oilfield contractor in Galliano.

Now, he is part of a growing group of human trafficking victims, who say they were treated like slaves and lied to, all in violation of workplace regulations.

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