According to an ICE release, the company has cooperated and began using E-Verify, an Internet-based system that allows an employer to verify a person’s work eligibility.
“Employers have a responsibility to hire men and women who are authorized to work in the United States and fines are an important component of ensuring their compliance,” said Brian Moskowitz, ICE Special Agent in Charge of investigations in Michigan and Ohio. “The significant civil fines leveled here represent ICE’s firm commitment to holding employers accountable.”
The Butler County Sheriff’s Office, West Chester Twp. and Fairfield police departments, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of the Inspector General were involved in the investigation and executing the 2007 search warrant. The West Chester Twp. and Fairfield fire departments assisted as those arrested were detained.