A Reno McDonald's franchisee has been fined $1 million for giving illegal aliens false Social Security numbers so they could be hired.
Mack Associates filed guilty pleas to one count of conspiracy to encourage and induce an alien's unlawful residence in the United States and one count of aiding and abetting an alien to remain in the United States. Both are felony offenses.According to the plea agreement filed in U.S. District Court in Nevada, Mack Associates hired individuals who were not legally able to work in the United States and gave them the names and Social Security numbers of individuals who were entitled to work in the United States. The director of operations and the former vice president of Mack Associates have pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an alien to remain in the United States and face a prison sentence of up to five years and a fine of up to $250,000.
The plea deal is a direct result of a Spetember ICE raid that caught 58 illegal aliens working in 11 Reno-area McDonalds owned by Mack Associates.
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Updated: Thu, Jul 17th 2008 @ 12:12pm EDT