Millionaire Landlady forced to Pay Woman she Enslaved £200k

A jailed landlady has been made to sell a property to pay £200,000 to a vulnerable woman she kept in domestic servitude.

Landlady jailed for seven-year Modern Slavery Abuse f

the landlady was ordered to pay back over £205,000

A millionaire landlady who was jailed for keeping a vulnerable woman in domestic servitude has had to sell a property to pay the victim back nearly £200,000.

Farzana Kausar forced the victim to work unpaid in her home in Worthing, West Sussex – making her cook, clean and look after her children.

She also subjected her to physical, psychological and financial abuse and took full control of her passport and finances.

Kausar would also withdraw money from bank accounts that she had opened in the victim’s name.

She made benefit claims on the victim’s behalf before keeping the money for herself.

The abuse began after the woman rented a room from Kausar’s mother who later died.

Kausar then kept the victim in domestic servitude for a total of 16 years before she was arrested by Sussex Police on suspicion of Modern Slavery offences in May 2019.

She then perverted the course of justice by forcing the woman to write a letter to the police asking for the charges to be withdrawn.

In December 2022, Kausar was jailed for six years and eight months.

After her sentence, the CPS took Kausar to court so a confiscation order could be issued against her under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The act forces criminals to hand over available money and assets up to the total amount they benefited from through their crimes.

On October 13, 2023, the landlady was ordered to pay back over £205,000 or face an additional 30 months in prison.

A Slavery Trafficking Reparation Order imposed by a court means that £198,776 of the confiscation order will go to the victim.

It was revealed that Kausar had to sell a property to cover the amount which she has now paid in full.

The money paid to the victim includes benefits Kausar took from her, along with unpaid wages owed to her from her time in servitude.

Adrian Foster, head of the CPS Proceeds of Crime Division, said:

“Millionaire Farzana Kausar subjected a vulnerable woman to a campaign of abuse and took complete control over her life, stripping her of her freedom over 16 years and exploiting her for her own profit.

“We robustly pursued Kausar for her criminal benefit, and I hope these reparations can go some way to compensate the victim.”

“This case shows that even when criminals are convicted and sentenced, the CPS will continue to pursue them for the money they owe.

“By going after the proceeds of crime, we can deprive criminals of their ill-gotten gains and take the profit out of offending.”

Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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