McDonald’s Franchisees Plead Guilty to Immigration Offenses

The government is stepping up enforcement efforts against employers. ICE announced that a former and current top executive for a McDonald’s franchisee in Nevada, plead guilty to federal felony immigration offenses for encouraging undocumented foreign nationals to live in the United States.

ICE officials claim that company management employed individuals they knew were in the country illegally, including two restaurant managers, by furnishing them with names and Social Security numbers belonging to other individuals. In addition, Jimmy Moore, 47, the franchisee’s former vice-president, pleaded guilty to one felony count of inducing an illegal alien to remain in the United States. At sentencing, Moore faces a maximum penalty of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Employers beware, things will only get uglier.

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