Sunday, April 01, 2007

US District Judge Strom fines Omaha company and it human resources director for harboring illegal immigrant Just for giving hard working undocumented workers jobs we wont do, the US District Court Nebraska imposes a $100k fine; it also convicted its HR director of harboring illegal immigrants, put her on probation and fined her $9K. Of course the heartless US Government is punishing workers who were lured here by higher wages. Maybe they can move on to hiring child labor too, after all they can do a lot of jobs we cant too. An Omaha manufacturing company was ordered to pay $101,000 Friday after being convicted of immigration charges.Plastrglas Inc., 4200 N. 30th St., pleaded guilty in January in U.S. District Court to harboring or shielding illegal immigrants from detection. The offense carried a fine of up to $500,000.A Dec. 5 raid at the plant netted 30 illegal immigrant workers.Donna Lake, 46, the company's personnel director, was fined $9,000 and placed on probation for three years. Lake had pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of engaging in a pattern and practice to hire illegal workers.The sentences imposed by U.S. District Judge Lyle Strom followed recommendations from the U.S. Attorney's Office after the company agreed to the guilty plea.

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