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EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A maintenance shop is being accused of labor trafficking and wage violations.

A Massachusetts led investigator team executed a search warrant for Martins Maintenance in East Providence Wednesday.

Labor trafficking is coercion of employees to work through violence and threats.

WPRI-TV reports the Attorney General’s office of Massachusetts says the search is the result of alleged labor trafficking and criminal wage and hour violations.

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The maintenance company provides janitorial services for businesses. Owners have not returned requests for comment.


Information from: WPRI-TV,