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Head of staffing firm sentenced for hiring illegal aliens

On February 16, Clinton Roy Perkins, 66, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for knowingly hiring illegal aliens at two Chicago-area staffing companies.

He pleaded guilty to the offense in September 2010.

Last week, U.S. District Judge Joan B. Gottschall ordered Perkins, who runs both of Anna II Inc., and Can Do It Inc. to pay a fine of $465,178. That sum represents the profits the businesses obtained as a result of hiring illegal aliens.

The illegal workers provided both skilled and unskilled labor at warehouses throughout the Chicago area.

Perkins admitted to employing illegal aliens from Mexico between October 2006 and October 2007. The workers were paid in cash and daily driven to work in company vehicles.

Often times, employers who frequently hire illegal aliens will place a dozen or more of their workers into a tiny sub-standard house or apartment (which the employer either rents in his name or owns).


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