Saudi princess posts $5 million bail

By Steve Angeles, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

July 15, 2013

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. – The Saudi Princess accused of trafficking domestic workers — is out on bail.

The Orange county Sheriff’s Department said the Saudi Arabian consulate posted the $5 million bail of Saudi princess Meshael Alayban on Thursday night.

Alayban is accused of bringing domestic workers from Saudi Arabia to the United States, where she allegedly overworked and underpaid them, while holding their passports.

She was arrested after an unnamed Kenyan servant reported her.

Police then found four Filipinos, who may have also been held under similar arrangements. However, charges have not been filed on their behalf.

Alayban is scheduled to go back in court at the end of the month.

For more information, you may contact Steve Angeles at steve_angeles@abs-cbn.com for more information.

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  • jorge buesa
    16 July 2013 at 1:05 am - Reply

    See what happens when you have alot of money, you can do what you want. Lets see what happens down the road in court at the end of the month. Alayban should be lock-up for long time. Why they should charge Alayban, they found four filipinos girls with the other the girls?

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