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Tree-trimming Company Hit With Record Fine for Hiring Undocumented Workers
The government has fined U.S. tree-trimming company a record $95 million for knowingly hiring undocumented immigrants.
U.S. prosecutors said the fine against Philadelphia-based Asplundh Tree Expert Co. was the largest criminal penalty ever imposed in an immigration case.
Prosecutors said company managers deliberately looked the other way while supervisors knowingly hired thousands of undocumented workers between 2010 and 2014.
The prosecutors said this gave Asplundh a large...