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Restaurant managers charged in illegal-worker case

Restaurant managers charged in illegal-worker case

POSTED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 3:19am

UPDATED: Friday, June 3, 2011 - 9:13am

Grand Jury indicts five current and former managers

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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They won't get as much punishment as they deserve!! To me, a firing squad seems appropriate for betraying their fellow citizens who need work. Only severe and consistent punishment will eventually convince employers that the costs of hiring illegal aliens outweighs the benefits.

A government jobs program that really works! 5 jobs just created in Houston for a fraction of the cost of the 2,500 jobs saved in Detroit that cost the taxpayer 41 billion dollars.

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