Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Arizona Business Owner Sentenced, Fined for Unlawful Hires

ICE, Apr. 4, 2012: "The president of a Sierra Vista drywall company was sentenced
Thursday to one year of probation and ordered to pay fines totaling
$450,000 following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that
revealed the business employed illegal aliens.

Ivan T. Hardt, 45, of Cananea, Mexico, the president of Sun Drywall
and Stucco, Inc., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Raner C. Collins.
As part of a plea agreement, Hardt also agreed to pay $225,000 in
restitution to the U.S. Department of Labor for overtime back wages
owed under the Fair Standards Act and an additional administrative
forfeiture of $225,000 to ICE. To date, Hardt has paid the full amount
owed in restitution and $75,000 of the forfeiture agreement.