Wash. Herb Grower Fined $1M for Knowingly Hiring Unauthorized Workers; Company Hired and Concealed Workers During I-9 Audit

"A Washington-based supplier of fresh organic herbs to nearly 2,700 grocers was sentenced Tuesday to $1 million in criminal fines and probation for hiring [unauthorized] aliens...'In the midst of an I-9 administrative audit, HerbCo hired and concealed unauthorized workers,' said Brad Bench, acting special agent in charge for HSI Seattle. 'It was a brazen move that compelled us to initiate a criminal investigation.'" - ICE, May 1, 2012.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
  • 05-12-2012

Hiring illegal workers sure have its benefits but when caught would surely cost you dearly. So be sure to just hire legal workers to avoid issued like this in the future.