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Employer Hit by $96 Million Penalty for Hiring Illegal Aliens

By Booger following x   2017 Sep 29, 5:04pm 1,693 views   8 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    

Asplundh, the tree-trimming company, has been hit by a $96 million penalty for hiring (and rehiring) illegal alien workers. According to the federal prosecutors it is the largest payment ever levied in an immigration case.

The company pled guilty to criminal charges in a federal court in Pennsylvania, where its headquarters is located, apparently moving swiftly to minimize the damage to the corporation's image. As a result of the guilty plea, there will not be a public trial.

The story was reported by Law360 in an article partly behind a pay wall. The court documents can be seen in PACER file 2:17-cr-00492-JP.

The feds also secured a guilty plea from Larry Gauger, a mid-level Asplundh executive, for the same set of issues; he faces sentencing in federal court on October 16. One hopes he gets some jail time.

This was not a garden-variety illegal alien hiring violation, according to court documents.

As a result of an E-Verify check, some 100 Asplundh workers were identified as not being in the country legally and were laid off by the firm. Then some of them were knowingly rehired under new, phony names bearing new, phony documents.

The information filed against the company cited four examples of this double-dealing, with, for instance, a worker who had been Danny Palao prior to his being laid off, being rehired as Jose Feliciano.
3   anonymous   ignore (null)   2017 Sep 29, 6:07pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Hey Bob, you lousy troll - Trump does nothing yada yada I'm a grouch.
4   jazz_music   ignore (6)   2017 Sep 29, 7:55pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

This is great if it amounts to some real hurt for this corporation.
5   FortWayne   ignore (2)   2017 Sep 29, 7:57pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Justice finally!!!
6   TwoScoopsOfSpaceForce   ignore (4)   2017 Sep 30, 12:50pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

#RuleOfLaw #MAGA

Guaranteed every illegal employee with a workplace injury was told to go to the Local ER on the local taxpayer (esp. property tax payer) dime.
7   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (36)   2017 Sep 30, 2:38pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Can the alleged Feliciano sing 'Light My Fire' convincingly?
8   CovfefeButDeadly   ignore (4)   2017 Sep 30, 2:42pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

jazz_music says
This is great if it amounts to some real hurt for this corporation.

Kinda destroys that whole " the gov looks the other way when it comes to business" line of thought, eh?

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