Illegal Alien

An unsolicited tip resulted in an ICE investigation of a local nut harvesting company in California for allegedly hiring illegal aliens. The six-month investigation culminated in a worksite raid of the harvesting company, the arrest of three employees and federal charges of hiring unauthorized aliens. In the plea argument, the nut harvesting company’s owners pleaded guilty to illegal hiring practices and agreed to pay a total fine of $86,000. Defense costs exceeded $45,000.

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