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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
08/07/2019
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.                                                                     

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.
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.
08/29/2018
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement

Houston-based Waste Management of Texas has agreed to forfeit more than $5.5 million and perform remedial measures for a documented pattern and practice of hiring illegal aliens at the company’s Afton, Texas, location.

08/23/2013
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Thomas Gard, of Nederland, Texas, was charged along with Phillip Taylor Hallmark, of Winnie, Texas, in relation to transporting at least 42 illegal aliens to cleanup an oil spill in Kalamazoo, Mich., in August 2010.
03/31/2017
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement

Rudy Alexander Martinez, 36, and Israel Arquimides Martinez, 44, were convicted by a federal jury April 8, 2016, following a two-week trial and after about six hours of deliberation.  Both were convicted of conspiracy to employ and employing illegal aliens, encouraging and inducing illegal aliens to enter and reside in the United States, and conspiracy to do same; they were also convicted of aggravated identity theft, which carries a mandatory two-year consecutive sentence added to any other sentence imposed. Also sentenced March 31 was Ceasar Santiago Arroyo, 51, of Houston, who pleaded guilty to the conspiracy.

05/18/2012
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
ABC Professional Tree Services Inc. (ABC) has agreed to adhere to revised immigration compliance procedures and to pay $2 million as forfeited funds to the Department of Homeland Security related to revenue derived from the employment of illegal aliens.
07/15/2014
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
The indictment was returned under seal May 21 and unsealed in its entirety July 16 after Ceasar Santiago Arroyo, 49, of Puerto Rico, surrendered to agents in Houston. Also charged and previously arrested were the following Houston residents: Mary Louise Flores, 43, Fernando Emmanuel Bustos, 31, Rudy Alexander Martinez, 33, and Israel Arquimides Martinez, 37.
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.

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.
01/24/2012
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Atrium Companies, the owner of Houston-based Champion Window, and Advanced Containment Systems Inc. (ACSI), have agreed to adhere to revised immigration compliance programs and to each pay $2 million as forfeited funds to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
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.
08/15/2017
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
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Joe Neel McGovern, owner of Pappa Yolk’s Grill, located at 5824 Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas, has volunteered his company to enter into the IMAGE program. The new partnership was marked by a ceremony Wednesday at the HSI Houston office.

04/08/2016
Houston, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Guilty verdicts were returned April 8 against Rudy Alexander Martinez, 36, and Israel Arquimides Martinez, 44, following a two-week jury trial and about six hours of deliberation. Both were convicted of the conspiracy as well as employing illegal aliens, encouraging and inducing illegal aliens to reside in the United States, and conspiracy to do same, as well as aggravated identity theft.
02/09/2011
Hicksville, NY
Worksite Enforcement
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A company based on Long Island, N.Y., that manufactures specialty security products used by law enforcement and the defense industry is the first business in the state to partner with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in an effort to strengthen its hiring practices.

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