Richard Taylor, Owner of Arizona Trailer Manufacturing, Convicted and Fined for Hiring 10 Undocumented Workers

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A Buckeye trailer manufacturing firm and its owner were ordered by a federal judge to pay $30,000 in fines and received two years' probation for hiring undocumented workers.


Richard Taylor and his company, Arizona Trailer Manufacturing, was convicted in U.S. District Court and sentenced on Wednesday. Dennis Burke, Arizona U.S. Attorney and Matt Allen, special agent in charge for the local office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement bureau put out a news release today touting the conviction.


Burke said it was a "unique" case in which the owner admitted to the crime, while Allen said in the release that it was important because it busted "an employer who contributed to the magnet driving illegal immigration in the United States by knowingly violating our laws."

The case involved a whopping total of 10 illegal immigrants out of the estimated tens of thousands who live and work in Arizona. Court records show that Taylor 'fessed up to an ICE agent four years ago.

Special Agent Wesley Walters wrote in an affidavit that after Taylor found out that 10 of his employees were undocumented, he submitted fraudulent paperwork to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that sought to legally employ the Mexican citizens.

The forms claimed that most of these folks were not current employees, were living in Mexico and that he needed them because no one else was available to fill the jobs, the affidavit states. Payroll records showed most of the immigrants were employed by Arizona Trailer until as late as 2010.

The agent wrote that when he interviewed Taylor on September 21, 2010, the owner admitted that he found out the employees had no legal right to work in the country in the summer of 2007, but decided to keep employing them anyway,

The company's Web site states that it builds thousands of custom trailers each year.

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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

This to inform you of a person living and working in the United States illegally. The names that this person assumes are as follows: Gabriela Sanchez (her niece), Karla P. Durazo (her aunt), Patty Durazo (her sister),Julieta Sanchez (her aunt), Patty Sanchez (her sister/her niece) Rocio Sanchez (her sister), Mayra Viramontes (her cousin), Karen Durazo (her cousin),Kenya Durazo (hercousin), Karina Sanchez (her cousin).All of the names assumed by her can be substantiated through her facebook account which is under the name Gabby Sanchez.Her Employer is: Dr. Larry Stark   3201 W. Peoria Ave # A-100   Phoenix, AZ 85029Her assumed Social Security # is her Aunt's Soc. Sec. # 611-32-7757 (Karla P. Durazo) who actually lives in California.She drives a pathfinder with AZ lic. # AHT4587 Her address is: 2220 W. Mission Ln. #1095 (which is in Larry Starks name /  Phoenix, AZ 85017    co-signed for)  SRP Acct # 919-863-000    (which is in Larry Starks name)Her Phone # 602-628-3116   (which is in Larry Starks name)Family Assistance Administration Case # 00564738 (Gabriela Sanchez)Dental work provided under the name Patty Sanchez. And full medical (BCBS)is paid for by Larry StarkHer sons name is Carlos Flores-Sanchez and he graduated from Cortez High SchoolThis young woman makes it easier for other illegals to obtain medications includingnarcotics and evade citizenship tests through the Doctors office that she works in.Also supplying them with false identification and documentation. I am very concerned about the illegal activities (Document Fraud, Identity Theft, Conducting crimes in America) that she is involved in. Please address the above issues as soon as possible.

Concerned Citizen 

RockyMountainHigh
RockyMountainHigh

Ok, how about ICE going after Dannys carwash or did they? A few months ago Dannys went on a hiring spree hosting a bunch of job fairs. I applied for some of the postions but for some unknown reason I  did not get hired. I had heard that they had to let go hundrens of undocumented workers but nobody a Dannys was arrested or it has not been publized, so whats up with that? 

Anthony Mark Previte
Anthony Mark Previte

And do you notice how this was done quietly without fanfare until the whole thing was settled?  That's how things actually get done. 

Joel Z Williams
Joel Z Williams

this type of selective law enforcement is not going to deter illegals. the small to mid sized companies are not the problem. It's large Agri-business that compels people to sneak in. Why not go after the factory farms and meatpacking plants? Why don't they you ask? because Archer-Daniels-Midland, Monsanto, Tyson, Swift etc.,are huge contributors to political campaigns. Both sides of the aisle. 

Wake up Arizona!!
Wake up Arizona!!

Time to take your trailer building business to another state.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Mr. Stern, now your reporting has confused me. According to the MCSO sheriff 'he' is the only one doing immigration enforcement. This story indicates that ICE, the agency with primary responsibility (superior to MCSO, by the way) actually investigated this situation and prosecuted it.

Who are we to believe?

(1) The agency actually charged with enforcing immigration law?

OR

(2) The agency that makes noises about enforcing immigration law and just paid a $200,000.00 settlement for false arrest while attempting to enforce immigration law (which the shurf said in 2005 that was NOT his responsibility)?

I think ICE gets the nod on this one.

Hacim Obmed
Hacim Obmed

lock the sob in jail and throw away the key.

Anon
Anon

Tommy. Well said!

FormerRepublican
FormerRepublican

Hacim, Obviously you do not care about "throwing away the key" since you can't be a taxpayer seeing your tax dollars going to the mass incarceration of Arizona's people, instead of education, health care and social services.

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