Immigration Law

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$7.4M Forfeiture in Student Visa Fraud Case
Posted on 28 Jan 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, Jan. 27, 2016 - "Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SURESH HIRANANDANEY, LALIT CHABRIA, and ANITA CHABRIA, who were senior executives of privately owned for-profit schools, were sentenced... Read More

Asplundh Tree Pays Record $95M to Settle Criminal, Civil Immigration Charges
Posted on 29 Sep 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

ICE, Sept. 28, 2017 - "Asplundh Tree Experts, Co., one of the largest privately-held companies in the United States, headquartered in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, (“Asplundh”), pleaded guilty today to unlawfully employing aliens, in connection... Read More

Denver Paving Company Forfeits $185K in Criminal Immigration Case
Posted on 1 Feb 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A Denver-based paving corporation was sentenced Tuesday to pay nearly $185,000 in forfeiture of criminal proceeds for its criminal practice of hiring illegal aliens. The forfeited money will go to the Department of Transportation federal highway... Read More

$16M Forfeiture Sought in Ohio Restaurant Indictments
Posted on 16 Dec 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"A grand jury returned a 23-count indictment charging six people for their roles in a conspiracy to hire undocumented workers at a chain of restaurants in Stark and Summit counties and pay them less than minimum wage and sometimes only in tips, said... Read More

7-Eleven Harboring Case Yields Big Gulp for ICE: $4.9M
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"According to court filings and facts presented in court, the defendants, who owned, managed, and controlled fourteen 7-Eleven franchise stores during the course of the conspiracies, allegedly hired dozens of illegal aliens, equipped them with more... Read More

La. Mushroom Farm Forfeits $1M in Harboring Guilty Plea, Post-I-9 Audit: USA v. M.D. Basciani & Sons, Inc.
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

After an I-9 inspection resulting in the firing of many unauthorized workers, the company rehired workers under different names and/or using false documents. DOJ July 14, 2015 press release here . Factual Basis, Case 2:15-cr-00156-JCZ-JCW Document... Read More