ICE Agents Arrest More Than 100 Workers At Ohio Landscaping Company: Report
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested 114 employees of a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.
The arrests took place in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, at two Corso’s Flower & Garden Center locations, according to the report.
ICE told the news agency that the employees are expected to be charged with identity theft and tax evasion. No criminal charges have been filed against Corso’s, but the employer is under investigation, authorities said. A ‘large volume of business documents” was seized, An agency spokesman said.
Steve Francis, an ICE official in Detroit, told the AP that the probe was launched after the arrest of a woman who handed out stolen identity documents to job applicants who were in the country illegally.
The arrests come a couple months after ICE agents carried out the largest workplace raid in a decade. Nearly 100 people were arrested at Southeastern Provision in Grainger County, Tennessee, according to The Washington Post.