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Pinay domestic helper sentenced for 2-year jail for working without visa in Hong Kong


Connie Lauron, 46-year-old Filipina domestic helper in Hong Kong has been sentenced to 2 years in jail by a Shatin magistrate. The OFW was pleaded guilty to two counts of breach of condition of stay.


Lauron continues to serve her employer for more than six years but also failing to extend her work visa because according to her she had lost her passport.

The first charge was when she came to Hong Kong on a domestic worker visa in October 2009 and remained despite her valid period of stay having ended on Oct 4, 2013. The second charge involved her working illegally for more than six years.

The magistrate said he would not accept that "loss passport" as a mitigation. Lauron appeared before Magistrate Ko Wai-hung in Shatin Court last Nov 26.


The magistrate sentenced Lauron to 24 weeks for her first offense and six weeks for her second offense.

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