Company Forfeits $1.3 Million To ICE For Hiring Illegal Aliens

by Tom Ahearn August 10, 2009

For employers who need more proof that the government is cracking down on companies that hire illegal aliens, a recent announcement from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that a doughnut company based in Houston, Texas forfeited over $1.3 million to ICE for harboring illegal aliens should provide ample warning for companies not compliant with current Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9 Form) regulations.

According to a press release from ICE, Shipley Do-Nut Flour and Supply Company Inc. was sentenced to pay a criminal fine of $250,000 and forfeit $1.334 million to the government after the company – through its president – pleaded guilty to conspiring to harbor illegal aliens in September 2008.

The doughnut company's president, two warehouse managers, and a warehouse supervisor – who all had authority to make managerial decisions for the company – also pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of hiring or continuing to hire illegal aliens, and all four men were sentenced to six months probation and received fines ranging from $1,000 to $6,000, the press release reports.

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