The president of two Chicago-area staffing companies is paying for hiring illegal aliens to form his labor pool not only with a prison sentence, but now with a fine totaling $465,178.
Clinton Roy Perkins, 66, who runs both Anna II Inc. and Can Do It Inc. in Bensenville, Illinois, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for knowingly hiring illegal aliens. The staffing companies also paid their workers’ wages in cash and failed to deduct payroll taxes or other withholdings.
Then last week, a U.S. District Judge ordered Perkins to pay the fine, which represents the profits seized from various bank accounts as well as the Bensenville office.
Anna II/Can Do It provided both skilled and unskilled labor, including janitorial services, loading and unloading of freight and merchandise and installation and removal of structures inside warehouses to clients that operated warehouses in various suburbs. The feds say the companies failed to require aliens whom Perkins hired to provide documents establishing their immigration status or lawful right to work in the United States.
Perkins also directed staffing company employees to transport aliens back and forth between locations near the aliens’ residences in Chicago and work sites in the suburbs. Further, Perkins provided bogus six-digit numbers — purporting to be the last six digits of the aliens’ Social Security numbers — to his staffing clients, knowing that the workers were in the country illegally and did not possess valid Social Security numbers.
A statement from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Chicago said:
“Employers in all industries and locations must comply with the nation’s immigration laws if we are to have an effective immigration enforcement strategy in this country. ICE is committed to ensuring that employers are held accountable for maintaining a legal workforce. The goal of our enforcement effort is two-fold — reduce the demand for illegal employment and protect job opportunities for the nation’s lawful workforce,”
Unlawfully hiring illegal aliens carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
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