Friday, May 23, 2008

Oklahoma businessman saddled with $51,000. fine; illegal employees deported

That is $1,000.00 for each illegal Mexican immigrant his company knowingly had under its employ. Do try (hard as it may be for some) to look over the fact that this man is 77 years old, and consider the relevant facts of the case:

U.S. District Judge Ronald A. White sentenced Cook's company to three years of probation and imposed a $51,000 fine for furnishing phony Social Security information for his employees.

In a separate courtroom, minutes later, Cook, 77, and his shop foreman were sentenced to pay $6,000 each in fines for misdemeanor convictions of employing illegal aliens and conspiracy to employ illegal aliens.


Both men admitted that they conspired to get around immigration laws.

I'm pretty sure that when these individuals were conspiring to get around immigration laws by furnishing their illegal employees with phony documentation and whatnot, they also knew the risks involved. You know how the adage goes.


John Savage said...

Wow, he sure got off with just a slap on the wrist, didn't he?

Terry Morris said...

"Wow, he sure got off with just a slap on the wrist, didn't he?"

No kidding! Maybe that's what I need to do, hire a bunch of illegal aliens to run my business and make me rich while I devote my time and energies to leading the government on a taxpayer funded wild goose chase. By the time the government has spent millions of taxpayer dollars collecting enough evidence to prosecute, I will have collected millions in personal assets and will happily pay the insignificant fine the government requires. Then I can go about telling of how the government has ruined my business; of how dependent it was on the wonderful hard working, bill paying Mexican illegals who, unlike the slothenly Americans, are willing to work night and day, weekends and holidays, for a few cans of refried beans ... and of course, all the free social entitlements I've worked tirelessly to make available to them.

Who the heck does this guy know???