After an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) a Louisville, Kentucky restaurant owner was sentenced to eight months in federal prison for knowingly employing illegal aliens.
As a result of the investigation, the restaurant owner plead guilty to knowingly employing at least 10 illegal aliens at his restaurant for commercial advantage and financial gain. During the ICE raid, agents seized about $59,000 from the restaurant, which will be forfeited to the United States, and detained six illegal aliens found working at the restaurant, who have since been deported. The owner of the restaurant was not a U.S. citizen and will be subjected to deportation proceedings after he completes his prison sentence.
ICE aggressively targets employers who violate immigration laws.
The MVP Law Group encourages all employers to abide by the rules and regulations and keep and maintain accurate and up-to-date I-9 forms for all employees.
If you are interested in conducting an I-9 compliance audit, please contact our office!