Joe Arpaio-Fave Danny's Family Car Wash Raided by ICE (w/Updates)

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MCSOMemorialFund.com
Danny's and the MCSO have longstanding ties...

PLEASE SEE UPDATES BELOW

Saturday morning, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raided 16 locations throughout the Valley associated with Danny's Family Car Wash and the company's staffing provider HR Betty.

According a statement issued by ICE, members of the agency's Homeland Security Investigations unit began serving warrants on both companies beginning at 11 a.m., as part of "an ongoing criminal investigation involving alleged criminal immigration fraud, identity theft and financial violations."

ICE spokeswoman Amber Cargile said the warrants resulted from a grand jury indictment which will be unsealed Monday morning in federal court.

She emphasized that the investigation targeted the "management leadership" of the businesses, not the workers, making it unlike a worksite raid done by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

"Since 2009, ICE has focused on employers," Cargile explained. "We're committed to criminally investigating and prosecuting businesses and organizations that knowingly hire illegal workers."

Cargile said workers suspected of being undocumented will be taken into custody and processed administratively, not charged criminally.

Undocumented workers without outstanding warrants and criminal records likely will be released by ICE "within a matter of hours," she said.

She did not have the number of arrestees, but promised those numbers by tomorrow.

Pro-immigrant human rights activist Sal Reza of Tonatierra's Barrio Defense Committees was critical of the raid, and disagreed that there was any distinction between this sort of enforcement action and the kind Arpaio does.

"The Obama administration going after employers is just another facet of the same thing that is happening with Arpaio," he told me. "The ones that are ultimately affected are the workers, because they're left without a job.

"Maybe they're not going to go to jail immediately, maybe they'll be released and their case closed administratively, or who knows, put through deportations proceedings. [The Obama administration] is still not fixing the problem, still not legalizing work, and still going after workers like they were prostitutes. To me, it's the same thing."

And yet, ICE raids and MCSO raids differ in this respect: Arpaio's Criminal Employment Squad traditionally does not target employers, preferring to do round-ups of undocumented workers, whom Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery then prosecutes criminally, holding them nonbondable for months on end.

The MCSO and Danny's Family Car Wash have significant ties. Danny's is a major sponsor of the MCSO Memorial Fund for fallen officers, and has done several charity carwashes for the organization over the years.

The Memorial Fund's website has a gallery of photos featuring Danny's workers, MCSO vehicles, and sheriff's office deputies participating in fundraisers. The site offers a "thank you" to a list of sponsors, with a logo for Danny's prominently displayed.

The company's website indicates that Danny's also has done fundraisers for fallen first responders of other agencies, including the Phoenix Police Department and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

In 2010, the carwash's parent organization Danny's Family Companies reportedly filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Danny's CEO Danny Hendon followed suit in 2011, filing for personal bankruptcy, in what he said at the time was an attempt to keep the business afloat.

UPDATE 4:58 PM SUNDAY AUGUST 18:

Just received this statement from ICE spokeswoman Amber Cargile:

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) interviewed 223 individuals who were encountered during the execution of federal search and arrest warrants Saturday. Of those 223 interviewed:

"14 individuals (four U.S. citizens and 10 Mexican nationals) were placed under federal criminal arrest.

"30 individuals were taken into custody by ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) for administrative immigration enforcement processing, based on their prior criminal and/or immigration histories.

"179 individuals qualified for prosecutorial discretion under the agency's enforcement guidelines. Those individuals were released from custody within hours of being interviewed."

More when I get it.

UPDATE 5:58PM SUNDAY AUGUST 18:

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Halina Reed
An irony-laden photo if I've ever seen one

Phoenix resident Halina Reed posted the above photo to Facebook today, explaining that she took the photo 6 to 12 months ago at the Danny's located at 20th Street and Highland Ave.

I asked ICE spokeswoman Amber Cargile about the pic.

"The vehicle in the photo you provided is not an ICE vehicle," said Cargile. "It is used by DHS Federal Protective Service. Given the sensitivity of the criminal probe, information about the case was not shared widely outside of the ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) case agents involved."

Reed says she's seen such vehicles getting scrubbed at Danny's in the past. Since it's garnered more than a few comments on FB, I re-post it here with Reed's permission.

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ozgur.aksoy
ozgur.aksoy

The Obama administration] is still not fixing the problem, still not legalizing work, and still going after workers like they were prostitutes. fidan satışı

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

HEY OBAMA....WHERE IS THE HOMELAND SECURITY......WHEN YOU NEED THEM TO CURV THE VIOLENCE  AND DRUG USAGE AMONG INNER CITY YOUTH  WHEN  SENSLESS KILLINGS ARE OCCURING..EVERY 30 SECONDS IN AMERICAS  CITYS AND STREETS..BY BLACK YOUTH AND OTHERS...BUT OF COURSE YOUR CAUSE IS TO PROMOTE THE BLACK COMMUNITY  AND TRY TO LOOK GOOD  WHILE DOING IT. NOT CLEAN UP THE CITYS WHERE THIS VIOLENCE IS OCCURING... I SAY GET YOUR MAGNIFYING GLASS OUT AND LOOK A LITTLE CLOSER  UNLESS YOU DONT WANT TO SEE THE TRUTH.....AS PRESEDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES YOU TOOK AN OATH  ....AND IN WITH THAT OATH...YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION...TO NOT BE DISCRIMATIVE IN NATURE..AND NOT PICK AND CHOOSE WHICH   CLASS OF PEOPLE OR INDIVIDUALS TO GO AFTER.....IAM SORRY BUT THAT IS WHY I VOTED FOR ROMNEY...AND STILL WISH HE HAD BEEN PRESEDENT  INSTEAD OF YOU ...BECAUSE AFRAID OF THIS SORT OF THING HAPPENING.......YOU SIR ARE NOT INPARTIAL....

rickaz59
rickaz59

Why would the federal government indict LLC's ?  Because (see pages 27-28 of the indictment) then they can seek forfeiture of all the real estate and equipment.  Soon the places might be renamed "Barack's Car Wash."

So far nothing public about HR Betty, although the indictment indicates that Danny's employees thought they were in on the identity-trading.  Mac Magruder can sleep well, at least until someone with more knowledge of HR Betty's involvement decides to trade information for a lenient plea bargain.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

I BLAME THE OBAMA ADMISTRATION..FOR PUTTING PRESURE ON THE HOMELAND SECURITY TO AREST AS MANY ILEGALS AS THEY CAN AND DEPORT THEM OUT OF THE COUNTRY..I VE NEVER SEEN SUCH A RACIST PRESIDENT...I TRUELY BELEIVE OBAMA IS A RACIST PRESEDENT...WHEN IN FACT IF IT WERENT FOR LATINOS AND WOMEN WHO HELPED GET HIM ELECTED TO A SECOND TERM..I NEVER SEE OBAMA CLEANING UP THE STREETS OF CHICAGO WHERE THE MURDER RATE IS THROUGH THE ROOF.. OF COURSE NOT BECAUSE.. HE WOULDNT WANT TO MESS WITH THE BLACK PEOPLE..HIS OWN KIND..BESIDES I VOTED FOR ROMNEY  I TRUELY BELEIVE ROMNEY WOULD HAVE MADE A BETTER PRESEDENT...I TRUELY BELEIVE OBAMA IS A RACIST PRESEDENT..NOT ONE HISPANIC TO A MAJOR POST IN HIS NEW ADMINISTRATION....DENOCRATS.. LATINOS WILL NOT FORGET NEXT ELECTION...WATCH OUT....

ExpertShot
ExpertShot topcommenter

I worked in law firms in the early 1980s when Dannys Car Wash was starting up.  He made a lot of money by selling car-wash businesses to people and then screwing them over and causing them to fail so he got the car wash business back and the people's down payments too.  He did this as a matter of course - he's a cheat and a fraud!  No wonder he and his business would be engaged in this type of criminal enterprise.  The head of this snake should be cut off! 

Mr. Lemons, please investigate the trail of lawsuits Hendon has been involved in and interview some of the plaintiffs - you'd get an earful!.

From his Bloomberg Businessweek News Executive Profile:

Danny Hendon Founder and President, Danny's Family Companies LLC

Background Danny Hendon is the Founder of Danny’s Family Carousel Car Wash and serves as its President. Mr. Hendon is the owner of nine Danny's Family Carwashes. He served as Detroit Police Officer. He bought his first carwash in Phoenix in 1984. . Corporate Headquarters 15880 North Greenway Hayden Loop
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

United States

Phone: 480-348-2223
Fax: 480-348-9110

Please, all you anti-illegal immigrant advocates out there, give Danny a call and tell him how much you dislike him employing illegal immigrants.  What's that I hear? Crickets  - yeah, I thought so.  It's all about maintaining your White Privilege.

From Phoenix Business Journal
Dec 19, 2011, 10:04am MST Danny’s Family Cos. emerges from bankruptcy 

Danny’s Family Cos., which owns a chain of car washes in the Valley, has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a reorganization plan that was approved by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Arizona.

Danny’s has been operating in the Valley for more than 25 years and employs about 1,000 workers.

Jan Buchholz Reporter- Phoenix Business Journal

I wonder if the business plan approved by the Bankruptcy Court involved employing illegal aliens and not U.S. Citizens?

From the Aug 4, 2011, 7:08am  Phoenix Business Journal

Daniel L. “Danny” Hendon, Phoenix car wash titan and fledgling developer, filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy July 25, asserting total liabilities of more than $317 million and assets of roughly $10.5 million.

Hendon is widely known in the Valley as the owner of a collection of car washes and convenience stores operated mostly under the Danny’s Family Car Wash name. He also made news during the past several years as the co-developer of a proposed blockbuster project called Main Street Glendale.

This guy basically STOLE $317 million he was responsible for.  I'm guessing he kept his million dollar home in Snottsdale!

And the icing on the cake for Hendon:

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/print-edition/2011/04/22/main-st-glendale-developers-hit-with.html?page=all




shadeaux14
shadeaux14

No doubt pendeJoe's reaction to this will be that-

"THE FEDS ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE ME LOOK BAD.  OBAMA'S OUT TO GET ME."

robert_graham
robert_graham

Didn't I tell you before to watch and see what the next raid is going to be that will be bigger and better??? Pretty big, huh?

But this time I decided to bring you a raid with a different twist - ICE!

Now, stay tuned for the next one.

LuluandRosy
LuluandRosy

This really bums me out. I don't think this is a good use of taxpayer dollars. I don't know how this was helpful to us. I feel terrible for the workers - who work their asses off. And is the goal to put Danny out of business? Here is a guy who is trying to dig out of debt - limping along - and you decide to go after him and finish him off and destroy him and the others who rely on the business? I'd be curious about those who will be deported because of this. Are they people whose crime was being caught in the US without citizenship and told to leave who must now be deported? Or are all of them truly hardened criminals? The pain this is causing so many families. I just don't see the sense in it. And this investigation was started under Napolitano's administration? Obama's administration? WTF?

Luis Gonzales
Luis Gonzales

As ice put a hold on me ,that act was unlawful and against my rights i see what they mean by racial discrimination did not like

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

I always wondered how a person could get their car washed, vacuumed, and the windows cleaned for a 10 spot. peace

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

So what the fuck does HLS do in Arizona if it isn't ICE work? 

We already know they aren't busy taking down the next JT Ready or looking intoi stopping the next  Chris Simcox before he molests again. 

 Give me a fucking break already. 

yourproductsucks
yourproductsucks

Danny's Family Car Wash has been instrumental in fundraising for Fallen Officers (of Every Agency) in the State of Arizona.  The service they have provided these families is highly commendable.  

If they were providing the service in order to circumvent following the law, the good they've done is tarnished and corrupted.  

Capitalist-Socialist
Capitalist-Socialist

Now Time to raid all the Chinese restaurants...Pretty sure they will find some Chinese illegals... 

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

HR Betty is advertising for workers on jobing.com  It's pretty clear that the types of jobs they're advertising for are jobs often filled by undocumented workers.  I guess Danny's tries to keep from getting caught hiring undocumented workers by keeping an arms-length distance from the company that supplies their labor... I'm looking forward to the unsealing of the Federal indictments tomorrow.  I can't wait to see what is alleged. I only hope there is a reference to local LE tipping off Danny's in the past, as was alleged on Fox News.   http://phoenix.jobing.com/company_profile.asp?i=126410

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@mrh0202201091, as always, nice DRIVEL, how do U know 4 a fact the the "PRESEDENT" -I guess that U mean the PRESIDENT- pressured the Dep. of Homeland Security to AREST(arrest?) as many ILEGALS(illegals?)as they can and deport them.....blah...blah.....also U believe that the PRESEDENT is a RACIST....blah...blah...blaaah" If U voted for Romney that's clear indication why U R so MISGUIDED,  AND NAIVE AS WELL. BTW PRESIDENT OBAMA CAN NOT RUN FOR ANOTHER TERM AFTER HE FINISHES THIS ONE. So UR threat doesn't stand. Keep the effort though, U might learn something.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

THE HOMELAND SECORITY AGENTS LOOKED LIKE A BUNCH OF ASS WIPES AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE THEY ARE GETTING THERE CAR WASHED. AT THE SAME PLACE THEY JUST BUSTED ...HA HA BUNCH OF SNOTTY  UPPER CLASS THINK THERE SHIT DONT STINK...IN TIGHT PANTS...SNOTS...........HA HA

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY, pphhlease mother fucker old cunt, U didn't know anything about that raid, U just hear that fucking POS OLD FART what he's mumbling in his sleep when U R in bed with him bitch - since the mother fucker is always thinking about raids-and right away U post that. U R nothing but a FUCKING DELUDED OLD CUNT. BTW U have 2 remember that U R going down with D fetid failure, as I have been saying, comes D end of August and U will B history. BTW*, NEXT RAID IS 4 U, THE FEDS R COMING BITCH, RUN...RUN.  I KNOW WHO U R BITCH!!!.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham So why was the Clown Sheriff kept in the dark about this?  Was the person tipping off Danny's in the past (as reported by myfoxphoenix) a member of the Arpaio Flying circus?

rickaz59
rickaz59

@LuluandRosy Do you feel terrible for the person whose identity was stolen, so was turned down for AHCCSS?  How about the person whose identity was stolen, and was turned down for unemployment?  In both cases, the State told them they had evidence that they were working.  I do feel sorry for the guy who was given a stolen identity that turned out to be someone who owed child support, and had his paycheck garnished.  But at least there's a kid somewhere who benefited from the crime.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@LuluandRosy Aah poor baby don't like it? You don't think it was good sue of taxpayer dollars?  Too bad because it was a very good use of our dollars.

broomriders
broomriders

@LuluandRosy Burns you out? These two are pulling up to Danny's in their Jaguar, Range Rovers and Mercedes offering excuses for why hours haven't shown up on paychecks. They are having multiple employees working at different locations so they don't have to pay over time. Finding ways to pay people on separate payrolls so they can avoid paying overtime. Working someone for 60+ hours at 8 dollars an hour to save themselves money. I was told five weeks ago I was getting a raise. Only to find out the only way I was getting a raise was if  me alone could make 500 dollars in sales possible.  This is not about having illegal's working for them. This is about how they conduct their payroll. They are cheating people out of money. They are not suffering with their Arizona house and California house. You think it is a coincidence that they do so much charity work for cops?! I find it hard to believe that they have any sympathy for anyone that works for them. I'm completely pissed that the only text I received as an employee while this was going on was don't go to work. There is no message for anyone that work s for Danny's. It's selfish and wrong.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@yourproductsucks Who gives a fuck.... the fact that they knowingly have hired illegal aliens is despicable - and now they will pay and pay dearly!

Oh and I'll let you in on a little secret... because of me!

I am sure there are hundreds of unemployed American citizen students who would want those jobs but oh no, you think the illegal aliens should get the jobs first.

Well it doesn't work that way anymore.  You cry and scream fowl that  "but they are only trying to feed their families..."  Well, so are unemployed American citizens just trying to feed their families too and they should get the opportunities first.

So, what's your reply to this?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@Capitalist-Socialist Don't forget nail salons.

But busting girls that do rich white women's nails doesn't go over well with Arpaio voters!


Has MCSO EVER busted an illegal that wasn't Hispanic?  I don't think so!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@FuckJoeArpaio Aah poor baby, whats wrong?  Good for ICE for doing this. Now go back to Mexico where you came from you little weasel.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@FuckJoeArpaio Also, it seems the ONLY ones that would know about raids in the past would have been MCSO, as they were the only local cops doing this type of raid.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@FuckJoeArpaio Let's see.  The owners of Danny's have been in bed with MCSO and the Joker for years.  And MCSO knew nothing about this raid before hand.  Any bets on who tipped of Danny's in the past?

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham @LuluandRosy Much better than when the Clown Sheriff does one of his stunts.  This one seems to have busted EMPLOYERS - something MCSO seems to ignore (if the employer is an Arpaio campaign donor!)

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY, Can U whisper a little bit louder, I couldn't hear UR secret.....BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA, What a DELUDED PENDEJO U R bitch. Tell me jaffy, how did U do it...let me guess ....U knew 4 a long time that Dany's car wash was KNOWINGLY  employing "illegal" workers, and U kept that secret untill U thought it was a good time to tell UR secret, therefore U tipped the Feds, right?. BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA. No doubt that DEMENTIA is getting ahold of U ol' cunt. HA HAHA HA "....because of me". HA HA HA HA. LMFAOROTFF.STOP SMELLING THE OLD FART'S CRACK.

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

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FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@robert_graham @yourproductsucks   

Apraio looks like a keystone cop!  His buddy had been running car washes at 13 locations -- a business that historically employs undocumented workers -- but he's gotten a free pass from Arpaio because he donates so much money and holds fundraisers for fallen LE.  

Pay to Play.  More evidence your hero is fucking corrupt or, at best, incompetent.  Arpaio only raids Danny's competition -- maybe that outright complicity?  Conspiracy?  


No Robert, your hero comes off looking very, very bad when (1) ICE actually goes after an employer (unlike Arpaio in 75+ raids) and (20 when that employer is Arpaio's major supporter!

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

Wish someone would clue us in to when these "raids" happened. Mcso hasn't raided Danny's. No record out there of an ice "raid." Ice generally does audits of businesses. Is some dumbass at Fox interpreting an audit as a "raid"?

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

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IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY, So now U R betraying the OLD FART,sucking some ICE's dicks bitch, or did the POS sent U to please Them in an attempt to avoid 4 a raid 2 B conducted on MCSO. Allow me 2 let U in a little secret jaffy....the next HS's raid is 4 that CIRCUS LEA and its CORRUPT POS..

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

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MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967 topcommenter

And here's Robert, spewing his two cents worth of delusional bullshit...

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@robert_graham @FuckJoeArpaio  You never saw me complain about what ICE did -- but it's pretty clear that either (1) Arpaio and MCSO are completely incompetent or (2) they're corrupt and overlooked their buddy Danny's Family Car Wash because of their donations.  So FUCK you JoeArpaioFan -- you seem pretty frantic to defend your hero Arpaio!

robert_graham
robert_graham

@WhoKnows @FuckJoeArpaio Does it really much matter? Of course not. But go ahead and blast ICE like you have blasted Arpaio but you will get nowhere.  If you really want to fuck with ICE beware, they are the government and they don't take too kindly to people like you.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY Ahh, SHUT THE FUCK UP BITCH, so U R not anymore "JoeArpaio  Fan" cunt, what happened? now that the POS is going down U R not anymore his ally? , N-Way U R on record as a big suporter and his "private maid" bitch. FUCKING IMBECILE CUNT.

IdontRecall
IdontRecall

@JAFFY, It would B more like: "the OLD FART is shiting and urinating all over his pigsty office", because he just lost a big "contributor" 2 his pockets, and at the same time he might've lost a future profit when he might've arrested all those "illegals" if that "contributor" dared to cross him.....BTW, the FEDS just showed him WHO IS BOSS. ARPAYASO is just A 1 RING CIRCUS CLOWN.

FuckJoeArpaio
FuckJoeArpaio

@robert_graham  What the fuck are you talking about, Robert? No news conference or a single post on Facebook by that attention seeking media whore... You are so full of shit Robert.  Arpaio's buddy just got KO'ed by ICE and he looks like a fucking idiot (even more than usual).  And you are a sorry sack of shit.

robert_graham
robert_graham

@PinkPanther1976 Yep so don't blame Joe this time. He is however laughing his head off because he didn't have to do the dirty work this time.

Oh and all along you have complained why the employers aren't getting in trouble? Well, now you have it so welcome to the beginning of many more ICE raids to come.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@WhoKnows not arguing, i actually made an earlier post saying the same thing YPS did about the charity work and no offense taken from either of you

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

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WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham @WhoKnows @Capitalist-Socialist So, you love to ignore the reality here.  Recall that one of the fliers on 9-11 trained in Scottsdale, and was in the country illegally.  Where was the Joker?  Busting a landscaper instead?

mrh0202201091
mrh0202201091

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WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@robert_graham @WhoKnows @FuckJoeArpaio I'm saying that per myfoxphoenix, someone tipped Danny's in the past, and as MCSO is the only local cops doing these media stunts, it was probably someone from MCSO that tipped them off.  ICE did this correctly and legally.  It's been proved in court that MCSO doesn't do it legally!  (see Judge Snow's ruling...)

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