Friday, June 15th, 2018

Wash. Herb Grower Fined $1M for Knowingly Hiring Unauthorized Workers; Company Hired and Concealed Workers During I-9 Audit

"A Washington-based supplier of fresh organic herbs to nearly 2,700
grocers was sentenced Tuesday to $1 million in criminal fines and
probation for hiring [unauthorized] aliens…'In the midst of an I-9 administrative audit, HerbCo hired and
concealed unauthorized workers,' said Brad Bench, acting special agent
in charge for HSI Seattle. 'It was a brazen move that compelled us to
initiate a criminal investigation.'" – ICE, May 1, 2012.