Saimon Brzezinski forced slave workers to work full-time for just £20 a week in wages
Saimon Brzezinski, 43, forced two slaves to work full-time for minimal wages at Sports Direct giant warehouse headquarters in Shirebrook, Derbyshire and later as vegetable pickers on a farm at Redhill, Notts.
Brzezinski set up bank accounts which his victim’s wages were paid into, but he kept his bank card so they couldn’t access the money.
In contrast police said Brzezinski’s home in Poland was a “palace” and he owned more than five cars and four properties in Nottingham – despite not having worked for the last five years.
Nottingham Crown Court heard how one of his victims met Brzezinski at a building site in his native Poland who offered him a £60 trip to the UK.
But when he arrived he was told he owed £2,000 and had to work to pay it off.
Saimon forced two slaves to work full-time for minimal wages at a Sports Direct warehouse
This type of crime is one of the worst that exists today. It is happening in our towns and cities and is hidden in plain sight.
Claire Reilly, Nottinghamshire Police
Despite working for up to 60 hours a week earning £480, Brzezinski only gave the man around £20 to live on pocketing the rest.
The thug told him this was because he owed him for accommodation, food and utility bills at his home in Old Basford, Nottingham. The 38-year-old victim was also charged for clothes and furniture.
Police said the second victim had travelled to the UK from Poland with Brzezinski’s family and had handed over responsibility for his finances to the crime boss.
The victim, 44, was only given £20 a week to live on – while Brzezinski took £106,000 from him over six years.
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Salmon admitted four charges under the Modern Slavery Act between 2010 and 2017
Police were finally alerted by a farm supervisor who suspected the pair were being abused.
Brzezinski, 43, admitted four charges under the Modern Slavery Act between 2010 and 2017 during Monday’s hearing.
He was remanded in custody by Judge Gregory Dickinson QC until June 15, when he is due to be sentenced.
Following the case Det Con Claire Reilly of Nottinghamshire Police said: “This investigation began after a concerned co-worker raised the alarm about the wellbeing of one of the victims. It quickly became apparent that both men had suffered terribly at the hands of Sajmon Brzezinski.
Mr Brzezinski was remanded in custody until June 15, when he is due to be sentenced
“Due to their backgrounds both men were very vulnerable to exploitation and one in particular had been discovered in an orphanage in Poland.
“Once in the UK, Brzezinski was able to live a very comfortable life without having to work, as he controlled the wages of the men and gave them about £20 per week to survive whilst keeping the rest for himself.
“This type of crime is one of the worst that exists today. It is happening in our towns and cities and is hidden in plain sight.”