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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of North Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Fargo Man Sentenced for Harboring Illegal Aliens

FARGO - U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on May 13, 2013, Garrett Glenn Setterholm of Fargo, N.D., was sentenced before U.S District Judge Ralph R. Erickson on a charge of harboring illegal aliens.

Setterholm, 29, pleaded guilty on Jan. 25, 2013, to harboring six or more workers who were not in the United States legally. Setterholm, who operated Setty Construction, a roofing company out of Fargo, N.D, located and hired the illegal workers online through Craig’s List. As part of their employment, Setterholm provided the illegally employed workers with apartments and transportation to and from the work sites. The incidents occurred between June and September of 2011 in the District of North Dakota and
Minnesota.

Judge Erickson sentenced Setterholm to three months’ imprisonment to be followed by six months of home confinement. Setterholm was also ordered to pay an $80,000 forfeiture.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Chase prosecuted the case.

Updated January 29, 2015