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Naval officer is ordered to pay ex-worker $1.2m

PROVIDENCE — A naval ­officer from the United Arab Emirates has been ordered to pay $1.2 million to a former ­domestic worker who accused him of imprisoning her and forcing her to work long hours for little pay, although it is ­unclear whether she will ever receive any money.

Colonel Arif Mohamed Saeed Mohamed al-Ali was found to be in default in August for failing to ­appear in court in a lawsuit brought by Elizabeth Ballesteros, who cared for Ali’s family in East ­Greenwich when he was studying at the US ­Naval War College in Newport.

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