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OCAHO on I-9 violations: Pegasus Restaurant

"The permissible penalties in this case range from a low of $14,740 to a high of $148,740, and the government has proposed penalties that are very close to the highest available. Giving due regard to the record as a whole and to the statutory criteria, the penalties proposed appear excessive in...

OCAHO and ICE Continue to Disagree on Size of Penalties for I-9 Violations

"Recent decisions of the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer (OCAHO) continue to demonstrate Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and OCAHO strongly disagree on the appropriate level of penalties for small employers committing I-9 violations. Three recent OCAHO decisions...

OCAHO Reduces I-9 Fine from $96K to $59K - USA v. Pegasus Family Restaurant

OCAHO, Dec. 29, 2016 - "The parties’ Joint Motion Stipulating to Liability is GRANTED. The violations alleged against Themis Koutsandreas and Jabbar Saif in Count I of the complaint and against Robert Bengert and Steven Lawrence in Count II of the complaint are dismissed. Pegasus is found...