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Buffalo, NY
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The men charged in the complaint were Sergio Ramses Mucino, 42, Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, 37, and Marguin Sanchez, 22, all of Buffalo. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $250,000 fine.

Gulfport, MS
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Randall J. Weitzel, Edwood Brodtmann, Jr., and Agustin Arcadia pled guilty in federal court Friday to charges related to employing illegal aliens at federal and private projects on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. One of the locations where Illegal alien laborers associated with Weitzel worked included the courthouse where the guilty pleas were entered.
Phoenix, AZ
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Freeport-McMoRan, the world’s largest publicly traded copper, molybdenum, oil and natural gas producer, boasts a workforce of some 80,000 employees and contractors.
Dubuque, IA
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An eastern Iowa construction company owner, Thomas C. Kehoe, was sentenced in federal court Wednesday on charges of harboring illegal aliens. This sentence resulted from an investigation by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Galveston, TX
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An eight-count federal indictment was partially unsealed on Friday after two men were arrested for allegedly hiring illegal aliens in Winnie, Texas, to cleanup an oil spill near Marshall, Mich.
New York, NY
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Sai W. Fung, president and CEO of Bren-Tronics, Inc. and UltraCell, LLC and the owner of RCE Manufacturing, LLC has volunteered on behalf of each company to enter the IMAGE program. The new partnership was marked Thursday by an ceremony at HSI New York’s Manhattan office.

Ellsworth, ME
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Allen's Blueberry Freezer Inc. is a wild blueberry grower, freezer and processor in eastern Maine. They currently employ 45 at their Ellsworth facility. The partnership was marked Wednesday by a signing ceremony at the company's facility.
San Diego, CA
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During the operation, 26 individuals working at the market were determined to be in the United States without authorization. They were temporarily taken into custody and released pending the outcome of their immigration case.

Detroit, MI
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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.
El Paso, TX
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Ecotex is the fourth employer in New Mexico to become a full IMAGE partner. There are more than 250 IMAGE partners throughout the United States.
Boston, MA
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Aetna Fire Alarm Service Company, Inc. has signed the state's first-ever agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to strengthen hiring practices and to combat the unlawful employment of illegal aliens.
Tucson, AZ
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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.
San Juan, PR
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The 25 companies officially became members of ICE's Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) Thursday during the largest IMAGE signing ceremony since inception of the program.
Cedar Rapids, IA
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A Benton County, Iowa, dairy farmer was convicted Tuesday of one count of knowingly employing illegal aliens. The convictions are the culmination of a joint investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and local Iowa law enforcement.
Savannah, GA
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A federal indictment, unsealed today in federal court, charged Oscar Lazo, 51, a citizen of Peru; Eva Ramos, 35, a citizen of the United States; Mauricio Cruz, a citizen of Mexico; Manuel Cruz, a citizen of Mexico; and an unnamed defendant with conspiring to sell the stolen identities of U.S. citizens.
Wichita, KS
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Alex Sanchez, Jr., 36, who was the manager of El Mezcal Mexican Restaurant in Ottawa, Kansas, pleaded guilty to one count of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage.
Fayetteville, AR
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Valentin Gutierrez was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Monday for providing counterfeit immigration documents and Social Security cards to illegal aliens and then employing them at various locations across three states. The sentence follows an investigation led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Cleveland, OH
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"Fresh Mark, Inc., a leading Ohio meat supplier, has partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by joining the agency's employment compliance program IMAGE, or ""ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers."""
Houston, TX
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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.

Kansas City, KS
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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.
New York, NY
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Five New York based employers have partnered with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in New York on Wednesday, May 15 by joining the agency's employment compliance program IMAGE, or "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers."

San Dego, CA
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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...
Talladega, AL
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The 2.66-mile speedway became an ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers (IMAGE) partner during a ceremony at the track. IMAGE is a voluntary program that allows private industry to partner with ICE to reduce unauthorized employment and the use of fraudulent identity documents.
Dayton, OH
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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.
Chicago, IL
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A precast concrete manufacturer and a precast concrete storm-water management system provider are the latest Illinois companies to sign an IMAGE agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).