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Texas Builder to Pay $3 Million for Unauthorized Worker Scheme

Jan. 27, 2020, 9:12 PM

A Kennendale, Texas, construction company will pay $3 million for its role in a scheme to employ undocumented workers.

Speed Fab-Crete admitted that from September 2016 until August 2017 it knowingly engaged in a conspiracy to employ undocumented immigrants who weren’t authorized to work in the U.S. The company agreed to the monetary penalty as part of a non-prosecution agreement reached with the Justice Department Monday.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has ramped up enforcement efforts in recent years, launching 6,848 work-site investigations and 5,981 audits of business employment verification forms, known as I-9s, in fiscal year 2018. The prior...

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