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    Man Gets 30 Months For Selling Illegal Immigrant Labor (updated)

    Posted on: 12:31 pm, September 25, 2012, by Shain Bergan, updated on: 12:33pm, September 25, 2012
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    A Northwest Arkansas man received a 30-month sentence in federal court in Fayetteville after pleading guilty to a mass illegal immigration labor scheme.

    Valentin Gutierrez ran an operation in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama that gave counterfeit immigration documents and fake Social Security cards to illegal immigrants, whose labor was then sold to companies in the three states, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigation.

    An investigation into Gutierrez’s financial records showed he made bank deposits of about $6.4 million between May and December in 2008. Homeland Security seized $117,100 from Gutierrez’s accounts.

    He pleaded guilty in May to one count of harboring and shielding illegal alients for financial gain in federal court. In addition to his 30-year sentence, a U.S. District Court judge ordered Gutierrez to pay $10,000 in fines and serve two years under supervision upon his release from prison, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

    Rogers police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Springdale Police Department and the FBI also assisted on the case.

    Man Gets 30 Years For Selling Illegal Immigrant Labor | 5NEWSOnline.com — Ft. Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville News & Weather from KFSM and KXNW Television
    Last edited by HAPPY2BME; 09-27-2012 at 10:44 AM. Reason: corrected '30 years' to '30 months'
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    good for him & how many more company are doing the same thing .
    No amnesty Or Dream act

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    Man Gets 30 Months For Selling Illegal Immigrant Labor

    Link above no longer works, probably due to the misprint of 30 years instead of 30 months.
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    Posted on: 1:36 pm, September 25, 2012, by Shain Bergan, updated on: 04:25pm, September 25, 2012
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    A Northwest Arkansas man received a 30-month sentence in federal court in Fayetteville after pleading guilty to a mass illegal immigration labor scheme.

    Valentin Gutierrez ran an operation in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama that gave counterfeit immigration documents and fake Social Security cards to illegal immigrants, whose labor was then sold to companies in the three states, according to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigation.

    An investigation into Gutierrez’s financial records showed he made bank deposits of about $6.4 million between May and December in 2008. Homeland Security seized $117,100 from Gutierrez’s accounts.

    He pleaded guilty in May to one count of harboring and shielding illegal aliens for financial gain in federal court. In addition to his 30-month sentence, a U.S. District Court judge ordered Gutierrez to pay $10,000 in fines and serve two years under supervision upon his release from prison, according to the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

    Rogers police, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Springdale Police Department and the FBI also assisted on the case.

    Man Gets 30 Months For Selling Illegal Immigrant Labor | 5NEWSOnline.com — Ft. Smith, Fayetteville, Bentonville News & Weather from KFSM and KXNW Television
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    Arkansas businessman sentenced for multi-state illegal alien hiring scheme

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    September 26, 2012
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    Arkansas businessman sentenced for multi-state illegal alien hiring scheme


    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – An Arkansas business owner was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison Monday for providing counterfeit immigration documents and Social Security cards to illegal aliens and then employing them at various locations across three states. The sentence follows an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

    Valentin Gutierrez, 53, owner of Action Staffing and Action Labor Contractors in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama, was sentenced as a result of his May 10 guilty plea to one count of harboring and shielding illegal aliens for financial gain. In addition to the sentence Gutierrez was ordered to pay $10,000 in fines and to serve two years supervised release upon his release from prison.

    HSI special agents received information in November 2008 that Gutierrez was employing illegal aliens and providing them with counterfeit work authorization documents. HSI subsequently arrested 13 foreign nationals associated with the scheme. Investigators also determined from financial records that Gutierrez made at least $6.4 million from May to December 2008 as a result of selling illegal alien labor to various companies. HSI seized Gutierrez's bank accounts and recovered approximately $117,000 in forfeited funds traced to harboring and shielding illegal aliens.

    The FBI along with task force officers from the Rogers Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Springdale Police Department assisted with the case.

    Scott Crawford, resident agent in charge of the HSI Fayetteville field office said this successful prosecution resulted from a coordinated effort of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and this case illustrates the serious consequences of harboring and shielding illegal aliens.

    "This case shows that individuals who violate immigration laws face significant penalties along with the forfeiture of proceeds gained as a result of their criminal activity," said Crawford. "This sentence serves as a stark reminder that employing illegal aliens or assisting others in doing so is a serious crime that carries serious penalties. Federal, state and local law enforcement partners work vigilantly each day and will continue to identify these criminals and ensure they face justice."

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the largest investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security.

    ICE is a 21st century law enforcement agency with broad responsibilities for a number of key homeland security priorities. For more information, visit www.ICE.gov. To report suspicious activity, call 1-866-347-2423 or complete our tip form.

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    Arkansas businessman sentenced for multi-state illegal alien hiring scheme
    Last edited by JohnDoe2; 09-27-2012 at 10:54 AM.
    NO AMNESTY

    Don't reward the criminal actions of millions of illegal aliens by giving them citizenship.


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    "This case shows that individuals who violate immigration laws face significant penalties along with the forfeiture of proceeds gained as a result of their criminal activity," said Crawford.
    Forfeiture seems to be a big motivator.
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    If this criminal is a “naturalized” US citizen, I think he is deportable. If he is natural-born, the US is stuck with him.
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