Fines for Business Owners/Managers Employing Illegal Immigrants
A bakery located near San Diego, California, along with its owner and manager, were sentenced in federal court this week on charges stemming from a four (4) year probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that the business hired illegal alien workers. The U.S. District Judge ordered the bakery to forfeit $109,200.00 in illicit proceeds gained from the illegal hiring practices and pay $277,375.00 for its felony conviction of employing more than ten (10) illegal alien workers in a 12-month period.
The company owner was sentenced to five years of supervised probation after pleading guilty earlier this year to knowingly employing numerous illegal alien workers over an extended period of time. The owner was also held liable to pay the total financial penalty of $396,575.00. Additionally, the bakery’s manager, who had also pleaded guilty to hiring illegal alien workers, was sentenced to three (3) years of supervised probation and fined $2,500.00 for his role in knowingly employing more than ten (10) undocumented aliens in a one-year period.
Miller|Conway, South Carolina Immigration Attorneys, has its finger on the pulse of our countries’ immigration climate and is here to help immigrants, businesses seeking to hire immigrants and businesses already employing immigrants throughout the immigration process. Businesses employing illegal aliens are subject to severe fines and penalties. Miller|Conway is here to minimize the damage. Contact Miller|Conway, Goose Creek Lawyers should you, your business or a loved one face immigration issues and/or criminal charges. Our rescue counsel attorneys are here to fight for you.