Feds: 7-Eleven operators 'ruthlessly exploited' immigrant workers

Farrukh Baig, left, and his wife, Bushra Baig,

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Farrukh Baig, left, and his wife, Bushra Baig, are brought out of the couple's St. James home on June 17, 2013, by federal agents. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

Eleven owners or managers of 7-Eleven convenience stores on Long Island and in Virginia exploited workers living here illegally by forcing them to work long hours and confiscating their pay in a scheme that took in over $180 million, federal prosecutors said Monday.

The arrests were part of an ongoing national investigation into the chain's employment practices, according to prosecutors.

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