MANDEVILLE CONCRETE COMPANY AND OWNERS PLEAD GUILTY TO CONSPIRING TO HARBOR AND INDUCE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND EMPLOYMENT OF ILLEGAL ALIENS
DIVERSIFIED CONCRETE, LLC, a Mandeville-based concrete company, and its owners, BRADLEY ROGERS and ROBERT RYAN ROGERS, both age 39 and residents of Mandeville, pled guilty in federal court today before U. S. District Judge Stanwood R. Duval, Jr. BRADLEY ROGERS and ROBERT RYAN ROGERS each pled guilty to one count of a bill of information charging them with conspiracy to harbor and induce illegal aliens to reside in the United States, and DIVERSIFIED pled guilty to one count of a bill of information charging it with unlawful employment of aliens, announced U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.
According to court documents, from April 2010 through February 2011, BRADLEY ROGERS and ROBERT RYAN ROGERS, conspired with each other to conceal, harbor, and shield from detection illegal aliens and encourage and induce illegal aliens to reside in the United States by providing illegal aliens with employment at DIVERSIFIED, providing them with transportation, and providing the aliens with housing at a residence in Mandeville. During that same time period, DIVERSIFIED unlawfully engaged in a pattern and practice of hiring illegal aliens. As part of the company’s plea agreement, it consented to forfeit more than $18,000 in proceeds that derived from the unlawful employment of aliens.
Each individual defendant faces a maximum statutory penalty of ten (10) years imprisonment, followed by a term of supervised release of up to three (3) years, a $250,000 fine, and a $100.00 special assessment. The company faces a maximum statutory penalty of five (5) years probation, a $3,000 fine for each illegal alien it employed, and a $50.00 special assessment. Sentencing has been scheduled for October 31, 2012 at 9:00 A.M.
The case was investigated by U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the Mandeville Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Robert Weir.
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