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10/13/2011
San Diego, CA
Worksite Enforcement
The president of a San Diego-area car wash and its business manager are facing federal charges following a seven-month investigation into the company's hiring practices by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/14/2011
San Dego, CA
Worksite Enforcement
The owner and manager of the La Jolla, Calif., bakery The French Gourmet, Inc., pleaded guilty Thursday to a longtime practice of hiring illegal aliens following a four-year probe by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Michel Malecot and Richard Kauffmann pleaded guilty to the felony offense of hiring at least 10 illegal aliens...
10/20/2011
St. Louis, MO
Worksite Enforcement
J & J Industrial Supply pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to hiring more than 10 illegal aliens in a 12-month period. The guilty plea resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with assistance from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.
10/25/2011
Albany, NY
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U.S. ICE Director John Morton presented a check for $2.16 million to New York State Police Superintendent Joseph A. D'Amico on Oct. 23, 2011. This money was forfeited by IFCO Systems North America in settlement of its corporate criminal liability for conduct associated with the hiring and employment of illegal alien workers at IFCO pallet plants...
10/26/2011
Boston, MA
Worksite Enforcement
U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is taking its worksite enforcement message to the American Payroll Association (APA) as part of a campaign to encourage employer compliance with laws intended to guarantee a compliant and legal workforce. In a presentation to the quarterly membership meeting of the Greater Boston Chapter of...
10/27/2011
El Paso, TX
Worksite Enforcement
Song U. Chon, a downtown El Paso hotel owner, was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Oct. 21 for conspiracy to smuggle, transport and/or harbor illegal aliens, money laundering and tax fraud. The sentencing followed an investigation U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
10/31/2011
Tucson, AZ
Worksite Enforcement
The president of a Sierra Vista, Ariz., drywall and stucco company, Ivan T. Hardt, pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges resulting from a probe by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that revealed he hired unauthorized alien workers.
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.
11/03/2011
Washington, DC
Worksite Enforcement
U.S. ICE announced today seven major employers in the U.S., including Best Western International, Chick-fil-A, Inc., Hyatt, Kelly Services, Lexmark, Smoothie King and Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, have agreed to partner with ICE by joining the agency's IMAGE employment compliance program.
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.
11/08/2011
Detroit, MI
Worksite Enforcement
The owners of Aquila Farms, LLC, were sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling $234,000 for hiring illegal aliens and aiding and abetting each other to do so. The convictions of Johannes Martinus Verhaar and Anthonia Marjanne Verhaar were the result of an investigation by U.S. ICE's Homeland Security Investigations.
11/08/2011
Savannah, GA
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A Georgia couple accused of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage and then laundering the proceeds was arrested Friday following an investigation by ICE's HSI, the FBI, the IRS' Criminal Investigations Division and the Columbia County Sheriff's Office.
11/09/2011
Boston, MA
Worksite Enforcement
"Nearly 400 businesses in the Boston-area have partnered with ICE by joining the agency's employment compliance program IMAGE, or ""ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers."" During fiscal year (FY) 2011, ICE reached 359 businesses in the Boston area with presentations about IMAGE."
11/18/2011
Boston, MA
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The Lowell Housing Authority has signed the state's first-ever agreement between a local housing authority and ICE to strengthen hiring practices and to combat the unlawful employment of illegal aliens.
11/29/2011
Detroit, MI
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Edward Schlacht, a manager at a specialty pallet and box manufacturing company in northwest Detroit, was arrested Tuesday by agents with by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) on criminal charges of knowingly accepting false documentation in the course of hiring undocumented workers.
12/22/2011
San Diego, CA
Worksite Enforcement
A La Jolla, Calif., bakery, The French Gourmet, Inc., along with its owner and manager, were sentenced in federal court Thursday on charges stemming from a four-year probe by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that the business hired illegal alien workers. The defendants were fined nearly $400,000.
01/17/2012
St. Louis, MO
Worksite Enforcement
J & J Industrial Supply Inc. was sentenced Tuesday on charges of employing illegal aliens after pleading guilty in October. The sentence resulted from an investigation conducted by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), with assistance from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department.
01/17/2012
San Bernadino, CA
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A manufacturing firm and a major transportation company have become the latest Los Angeles-area employers to join a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) program designed to strengthen hiring practices and combat the unlawful employment of illegal aliens.
01/18/2012
Phoenix, AZ
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Pete King Construction Co. and Kearney Electric Inc. were certified as 'IMAGE' or 'ICE Mutual Agreement Between Government and Employers' partners during a ceremony Wednesday. IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private industry to partner with ICE to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents.
01/19/2012
Dayton, OH
Worksite Enforcement
Following an investigation and audit of Form I-9 documents by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Germantown Police Department, El Rancho Grande in Germantown, Ohio, has been fined more than $20,000 for failing to comply with employment eligibility verification requirements.
01/19/2012
San Diego, CA
Worksite Enforcement
The owner and manager of a San Diego-area car wash pleaded guilty Thursday to knowingly hiring illegal aliens following a seven-month investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
01/23/2012
Washington, DC
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ICE's Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) program helps employers detect the use of fraudulent identity documents, and subsequently, reduce unauthorized employment. This year, IMAGE will host a series of forums across the country. Employers interested in learning more about the program are invited to attend.
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).
02/22/2012
Atlanta, GA
Worksite Enforcement
Three owners of an Atlanta meat supply business, Rhett Maughon, Rafael Villarreal, Sr., and Marcus Maughon, have been sentenced to serve time in federal prison following a joint investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
02/23/2012
San Diego, CA
Worksite Enforcement
A San Diego-area private country club with more than 70 employees is partnering with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) to strengthen its hiring practices, reduce fraud and ensure it hires a legal workforce.

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