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08/11/2017
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement

The three owners of La Espiga De Oro (Espiga) — Alfredo Sosa Lira, 72, his wife Lydia Botello-Lira, 68, their daughter Lydia Lira, 25 — and night manager Roberto Guerra, 45, all of Houston, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor violations associated with their continued employment of illegal aliens between October 2011 and August 2015.

09/15/2011
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Five senior managers of the former IFCO Systems, N.A., a Houston-based corporation, pleaded guilty to hiring and employing unauthorized aliens at IFCO plants nationwide between January 2003 and April 2006.
06/02/2011
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Two current managers and three former managers or supervisors of Mambo Seafood were indicted on Wednesday on various charges related to harboring illegal aliens.
10/25/2012
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Three Chinese nationals from the Katy, Texas, area were taken into custody Thursday, following the return of an indictment alleging a conspiracy to harbor and induce illegal aliens to reside in the U.S, and unlawful employment at the Bamboo Village, aka New Bamboo Village restaurant.
08/10/2014
Huntsville, AL
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Huntsville-based System Dynamics International (SDI), which provides high technology engineering services to American and Australian militaries, became the latest employer to be certified by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) employment compliance program called IMAGE at a ceremony Monday.
02/27/2013
Huron, SD
Worksite Enforcement
A local business is the first South Dakota member of a nationwide program by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to ensure a legal and more secure work force.
11/03/2011
Jackson, MS
Worksite Enforcement
A Mississippi couple was arraigned in federal court Thursday on a multi-count indictment charging them and their company, Love Irrigation, Inc., with conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens and encouraging illegal aliens to reside in the United States.
08/06/2020
Jackson, MS
Worksite Enforcement

This was the largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in our nation’s history, resulting in the detention of 680 illegal aliens and the prosecution of 119 illegal aliens for stealing the identities of American citizens, falsifying immigration documents, fraudulently claiming to be U.S. citizens, and illegal re-entering the country after being deported, among other federal crimes.

08/07/2019
Jackson, MS
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In addition to executing federal search warrants and seizing business records pertaining to the ongoing federal criminal investigation, deportation officers with ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in partnership with HSI detained approximately 680 removable aliens who were unlawfully working at the plants.                                                                     

05/31/2018
Jacksonville, FL
Worksite Enforcement

Anyi “Angie” Artica-Romero, 33, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison. Milton Noel Romero, 35, who has been in custody for about 14 months, was sentenced to time served. The defendants were also ordered to forfeit more than $800,000 in illegal proceeds from the scheme. The court also ordered the defendants to pay more than $31,000 in restitution.

01/29/2014
Jacksonville, FL
Worksite Enforcement
Based on information gleaned from an audit, HSI special agents determined between approximately March 2011 and 2012, Juan Carlos Angel hired employees who were citizens of other countries and not legally permitted to work in the United States at his restaurants.
03/19/2015
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Keith L. Countess, 55, of Lawrence, Kansas, and five others were charged via a federal indictment alleging they were part of a scheme to convert more than $13 million in payroll checks into cash to pay crews of undocumented workers installing drywall in the Kansas City metro area.
09/08/2014
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Quan Liu, 26, of Kansas City, Missouri, pleaded guilty Sept. 9 to one count of conspiring to harbor aliens who were in the United States illegally.
01/29/2014
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Three owners of a Kansas framing company, Advantage Framing Systems Inc., were each sentenced to more than a year in prison in federal court Wednesday for harboring undocumented workers.
10/19/2014
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
The owner of two Chinese restaurants in the Kansas City area pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to employ and harbor illegal alien workers, announced U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom, District of Kansas.
02/16/2015
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Rhonda R. Bridge, 42, of Overland Park, Kansas, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for employing illegal aliens, who were paid less than other employees. In addition to her prison sentence, Bridge also agreed to forfeit her interest in two hotels and the funds derived from the crime.
09/26/2013
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
Alex Sanchez Jr., manager of El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant in eastern Kansas, was indicted in federal court Friday on nine counts related to hiring and harboring illegal aliens for his business.
04/01/2013
Kansas City, KS
Worksite Enforcement
The indictment alleges that Advantage Framing Systems Inc., of Spring Hill, Kan., knowingly employed illegal aliens.
11/07/2011
Knoxville, TN
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A Knoxville general contractor partnering with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has become the first Tennessee business to join the ICE IMAGE program, which is aimed at reducing fraud and the hiring of illegal workers.
03/05/2019
Lincoln, NE
Worksite Enforcement

Juan Pablo Sanchez-Delgado, 40, of Mexico, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart. Conspiring to harbor aliens, when done for financial gain, is punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

02/26/2020
Lincoln, NE
Worksite Enforcement

O’Neill Ventures, Inc., a tomato greenhouse and packing plant in O’Neill, Nebraska, entered a felony guilty plea in federal court to conspiracy to harbor undocumented aliens. The plea was entered before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl R. Zwart.

03/08/2011
Los Angeles, CA
Worksite Enforcement
The president of a Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., furniture manufacturing business was sentenced Monday to 10 months in federal prison on two criminal counts after a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) revealed the company hired unauthorized alien workers.
03/27/2019
Los Angeles, CA
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DFS Group and Contemporary Services Corporation (CSC) recently signed agreements to participate in IMAGE (ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers), a voluntary program in which HSI partners with businesses to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents. Both companies received their certificates last week, formally marking their companies’ entry into the program.

02/16/2018
Los Angeles, CA
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ICE deportation officers and special agents arrested 212 individuals for violating federal immigration laws and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility (AOR) during a five-day targeted operation that ended Thursday. Eighty-eight percent of those arrested were convicted criminals.

09/05/2012
Los Angeles, CA
Worksite Enforcement
Federal criminal charges have been filed against a Van Nuys manufacturing company and one of its owners for hiring unauthorized alien workers and repeatedly taking steps to cover up the illegal hiring in an effort to retain the workers.

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