Restaurant managers charged in illegal-worker case
POSTED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 2:19am
UPDATED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 8:13am
Grand Jury indicts five current and former managers
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A federal grand jury has indicted five current and former Mambo Seafood managers and supervisors, accusing them of knowingly employing illegal immigrants and charging that they went as far as allowing workers to change identities and Social Security numbers.
The five-count indictment, unsealed on Thursday, outlines a conspiracy that dates back more than two years and involves current and former employees at the Houston restaurant chain, which is also known as Connie's Seafood Kitchen Inc.
Federal agents have arrested four of the five suspects, who are charged with conspiring to induce illegal immigrants to live in the U.S. and harboring them. They also were charged with making false statements on employment documents.
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