Hotel Owner Gets 2 Years For Hiring Undocumented Workers

By Kelly Knaub (March 9, 2015, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The owner of two hotels in Kansas and Missouri was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison for hiring undocumented workers who received lower wages than other employees, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Kansas said.

Munir Ahmad Chaudary's attorney had asked U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia for a sentence of time served, along with three years of supervised release with home confinement, arguing that the owner of two Clarion Hotels is not a violent offender and has suffered enough punishment. But the plea fell on deaf ears, with Judge Murguia handing down the 27-month sentence. Chaudary...

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