Published April 9, 2018
In the past week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents executed one of with filing cabinets, computers and other equipment seized during the operation. The criminal complaints filed allege that the company schemed to employ large numbers of undocumented workers and underpay federal payroll taxes over a 3 year period in the amount of $2.5 million.
Apparently tipped off by the plant’s bank, Citizens Bank, it came to ICE’s attention that large amounts of cash were regularly being withdrawn by company officials and used to pay the wages of plant workers, many of whom allegedly had no lawful immigration status. Of the 97 individuals arrested, 10 are facing federal criminal charges including tax evasion counts and the rest are facing possible removal from the U.S. due to lack of lawful immigration status.
PUBLISHED April 9, 2018– “IMMIGRATION LAW FORUM” Copyright © 2018, By Law Offices of Richard Hanus, Chicago, Illinois