BOSTON (AP) – A Saudi Arabian princess charged with forcing two Indonesia woman to be her domestic servants and violating immigration laws will admit to some of the charges, her attorney said.

Attorney Joseph Balliro Sr. declined to say which of the 10 federal counts Hana F. Al Jader will admit to during a change of plea hearing scheduled for today in U.S. District Court in Boston, The Boston Globe reported.

Al Jader, 41, has been charged with six counts of forced labor and four counts of violating immigration laws. A spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan said his office would not comment before the hearing.

Al Jader is married to Prince Mohamed Bin Turki Alsaud and has lived in Massachusetts since the 1990s. She was arrested in March 2005, and last November, her attorneys said in court that she was seeking to settle the case before trial.

In court papers, federal prosecutors alleged that Al Jader made the two women, identified as Tri Dzalipa and Rohima Bakri, work like slaves by forcing them to work long hours for about $300 a month, holding back their cash, hiding their passports and preventing them from contacting the outside world.

Prosecutors said the women worked for the Al Jader family in Saudi Arabia before being brought to the U.S. after two servants ran away from Hana Al Jader. Al Jader is also accused of filing false statements to get visas for the women, then illegally keeping them in her house when the visas expired.

Prosecutors are hoping to seize Al Jader’s residences in Winchester and Arlington.

In court papers, Al Jader’s lawyers said Al Jader was beloved by two women, who called her “Mama Hana.”

Al Jader’s attorneys said the two women regularly left the home to “cook, wash cars, sweep or exercise” and had unrestricted use of the telephone, plus a supply of prepaid phone cards they used to contact relatives in Indonesia.

The attorneys said the two women’s passports were kept in a lockbox with important Al Jader family papers, and that both women had a key to it.


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