"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.
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.