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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Former Scranton Resident Sentenced To 24 Months Imprisonment For Harboring Illegal Aliens

SCRANTON - The United States Attorney=s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lihn Lam, age 45, formerly of Scranton, was sentenced today to 24 months imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik, in Scranton, for conspiracy related to the harboring and transporting of illegal aliens. 

According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Lam and other individuals operated a business known as “Ready Management Services, Inc.” between 2007 and the present which provided illegal aliens as employees under a temporary labor contract and paid the illegal aliens cash payments “under the table” for work they performed. 

Lam was indicted by a grand jury in Scranton in April 2014, as a result of an investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement & Removal Operations, the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General; the Department of Labor, Office of Inspector General, Office of Racketeering and Fraud Investigations, and the Pennsylvania State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Todd K. Hinkley.


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Updated April 27, 2016