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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Odessa Company Pleads Guilty To Attempting To Harbor Illegal Aliens

CONTACT: Barbara Burns
PHONE:  (716) 843-5817
FAX #:                 (716) 551-3051

ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Glenview Dairy, LLC, d/b/a Bergen Farms, of Odessa, NY, pleaded guilty to attempting to harbor illegal aliens before U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci. The defendant was also sentenced to pay a $60,000 fine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley E. Tyler, who is handling the case, between 2102 and 2014, Bergen Farms employed 10 aliens knowing that the individuals were in the United Stated illegally.

The plea and sentence are the culmination of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge J. Michael Kennedy.

Updated May 7, 2015