Kansas McDonald's Pleads to Felony, Pays $400K, for Hiring Undocumented Manager

"A local corporation has agreed to plead guilty to an immigration charge after a federal investigation showed that the manager of one of its McDonald’s restaurants in Wichita was an undocumented worker, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom announced today.  McCalla Corporation, a McDonald’s franchisee with offices at 9342 E. Central in Wichita, was charged today with one felony count of knowingly accepting a fraudulent identification document offered as proof that an employee was eligible to work.  As part of the plea agreement, the corporation has agreed to pay a $300,000 fine, and an additional $100,000 forfeiture judgment. ... McCalla Corporation admitted that in March 2011 the company’s director of operations became aware that one of its store managers was using a Social Security number not assigned to her.  He told the McDonald’s store manager she needed to provide him new documents to confirm her eligibility to work.  Two days later, the store manager presented a resident alien identification card. The director of operations knew the new card was not genuine." - DOJ, Oct. 31, 2012.