Skip to comments.Tree Company Fined Whopping $95 Million for Hiring Illegal Immigrants
Posted on 10/04/2017 8:27:42 AM PDT by Maceman
The tree-trimming company Asplundh Tree Expert has been hit with a $95 million fine for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants and for bringing on some under different names who used documents it knew were fraudulent.
It is the largest fine ever in an immigration case in the U.S.
Asplundh pleaded guilty to criminal charges in federal court in Pennsylvania, where it is headquartered, admitting that its managers restructured the company's hiring specifically to evade normal human resources processes and hire illegal aliens, many by word-of-mouth, while giving top-level managers deniability.
The $95 million fine includes forfeiture of up to $80 million in profits that the company earned as a result of its hiring of illegal aliens, plus a civil fine of $15 million.
The federal lawsuit brought against the company by the Department of Justice named manager Larry Gauger as plaintiff in addition to the company, saying he instructed managers working under him to hire people they knew were illegal aliens.
But what made things worse, and the fine no doubt much larger, was that the company, and Gauger, set up a system to hire illegal aliens after a government audit and in outright defiance of the government.
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There’s a new Sheriff in town!
always referred to that company as “Ass-plunder”....ha!
What say the Sessions bashers?
The best part about coming up on an Asplundh work crew is having the illegals out in the road with their stop signs.
I just so love having a foreign criminal controlling traffic in my town. It’s almost comical. They aren’t even supposed to be driving, but there they are, playing cop.
And we’re all supposed to go down for it cuz...Asplundh mgmt needs the cash.
Americans don’t cut down trees any more?
If it doesn’t put them put of business then the fine was not high enough.
How will they pay?
We need much more of this.
Many industries are employing illegal aliens.
“What say the Sessions bashers?”
It’s a start, and only a start.
Onward and upward with a full on assault against Tyson, Iowa Beef Packers, the entire Central Valley farming scene, KB Homes, Pulte Homes and the rest of the entire home construction industry, the Adelson empire (they won’t touch him, he’s donated too much), and so much more it’s endless.
A few thousand illegals down, 30 million to go.
It isn't high enough to put them out of business. As stated at the end of the article:
Asplundh Tree Expert is a 90-year-old company, based in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, that contracts with utility companies, railroads, and municipalities to clear trees and brush near power lines. The company had $3.9 billion in revenue in 2016, according to Forbes, an 11 percent increase over 2015.
The chairman and CEO of the company, Scott Asplundh, said in a written statement last week: "We accept responsibility for the charges as outlined, and we apologize to our customers, associates and all other stakeholders for what has occurred." He added that the company is taking corrective action including using face-recognition software to confirm the identities of new hires and will also submit its compliance program to ICE for review.
Good. About time.
But the others need to pay the price as well - and soon. No reason Asplundh should be the only ones!
Where is that money slated to go? How about toward building the wall?
The investigation began in 2009. The monetary value on which the $80Million is based on figures from 2015 & 2016. What does this have to do with Sessions?
This is what is needed. I hope this gets a lot of play so employers get to know what is in store for them.
That’s what I call trimming the tree company.
Do this a number of times and there won’t be an illegal aliens.
Imagine a McDonalds restaurant being confiscated, the owners jailed and fined, the managers jailed and fined, and the store sold at auction.
They should have criminally prosecuted them for running an illegal business.
Sessions is AJ.
Do you think Lynch would have done this?