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Old 05-31-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A family owned commercial fishing business in Virginia and two of its owners paid $6.8 million in fines and forfeitures after pleading guilty to hiring 126 illegal aliens to work on their boats.

The charge is a misdemeanor and federal prosecutors had recommended home confinement in addition to the monetary penalties, but U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson sentenced Yvonne Michelle Peabody, the company’s vice president, to three months in prison.

The cost of hiring 126 illegal aliens: $6.8 million (http://www.the-triton.com/megayachtnews/index.php?news=2504 - broken link)
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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A family owned commercial fishing business in Virginia and two of its owners paid $6.8 million in fines and forfeitures after pleading guilty to hiring 126 illegal aliens to work on their boats.

The charge is a misdemeanor and federal prosecutors had recommended home confinement in addition to the monetary penalties, but U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson sentenced Yvonne Michelle Peabody, the company’s vice president, to three months in prison.

The cost of hiring 126 illegal aliens: $6.8 million (http://www.the-triton.com/megayachtnews/index.php?news=2504 - broken link)
My old stomping grounds: Hampton/Newport News, VA. Trust me, there are plenty of non-college bound HS graduates down there who will do those 126 jobs for decent wages. That area has a blue-collar focus and has no need for illegals (not that any area does.)

I would have liked to see longer jail time for the VP but at least she'll serve SOME time like all employers of illegal aliens should.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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My old stomping grounds: Hampton/Newport News, VA. Trust me, there are plenty of non-college bound HS graduates down there who will do those 126 jobs for decent wages. That area has a blue-collar focus and has no need for illegals (not that any area does.)

I would have liked to see longer jail time for the VP but at least she'll serve SOME time like all employers of illegal aliens should.
Despite the denials of the pro illegal crowd: the hammer just smacked another 'victim'---------gavels in courthouses wielded by tough judges can be, uh, rather useful.

The tide has turned---------against illegals and now their enablers, shall we say
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Old 05-31-2008, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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Despite the denials of the pro illegal crowd: the hammer just smacked another 'victim'---------gavels in courthouses wielded by tough judges can be, uh, rather useful.

The tide has turned---------against illegals and now their enablers, shall we say
I thoroughly agree AZBear.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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A family owned commercial fishing business in Virginia and two of its owners paid $6.8 million in fines and forfeitures after pleading guilty to hiring 126 illegal aliens to work on their boats.

The charge is a misdemeanor and federal prosecutors had recommended home confinement in addition to the monetary penalties, but U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson sentenced Yvonne Michelle Peabody, the company’s vice president, to three months in prison.
More GOOD NEWS, John!
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