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Restaurant Manager Sentenced For Hiring Illegal Aliens

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

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

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Jose Sanchez-Ocampo, 38, of Buffalo, NY, who was convicted of conspiracy to unlawfully employ 10 illegal aliens in a 12-month period, was sentenced to time served by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. In addition, the defendant is subject to removal proceedings by Homeland Security Invesitgations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael DiGiacomo, who handled the case, stated Sanchez-Ocampo was the manager of Don Tequila Restaurant on Allen Street in Buffalo. In that capacity, the defendant hired at least 10 illegal aliens to work at Don Tequila and other restaurants. 

Today’s sentencing is the result of an investigation by Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge Kevin Kelly; the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, under the direction of Jonathan D. Larsen, Acting Special Agent-in-Charge, New York Field Office; and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, under the direction of New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Updated March 13, 2019