Illegal Alien Hires Cost Fence Co. $4.7M

By Ron Zapata (March 29, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A California fence company has been fined $4.7 million and two of its executives sentenced to three years probation for repeated violations in hiring illegal aliens.

District Judge Barry T. Moskowitz based the fined on Golden State Fence Co.'s profits from the workers' employment and ordered the company to serve five years' probation with special conditions designed to prevent future violations.

In his ruling Wednesday, Moskowitz also sentenced company president Melvin Kay and vice president Michael McLaughlin to 180 days of home confinement as part of their probation and 1,040 hours of community service. Kay was given a $200,000 fine while...

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