Two Illinois men face charges of unlawfully hiring dozens of illegal aliens to send out as temporary workers, the U.S. Department of Justice for the Northern District of Illinois reported.
Clinton Roy Perkins was the president of Anna II Inc. and Can Do It Inc., both located in Bensenville, Illinois, according to the Department of Justice. Perkins’ son-in-law, Christopher Reindl, was office manager.
The businessmen allegedly hired illegal workers and paid their wages in cash without deducting payroll taxes or other withholdings, the Department of Justice reported. Their companies supplied workers for janitorial services, freight handling and other jobs.
Perkins and Reindl repeatedly withdrew money in the amount of $9,800 from bank accounts to pay their workers’ wages in cash, believing that withdrawing amounts of less than $10,000 would not trigger banks’ currency transaction reporting requirements, according to the Department of Justice.
The two face a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the Department of Justice. Perkins may also face the forfeiture of $488,095.
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