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Feds uncover ‘expansive’ use of illegal immigrants in South Carolina construction

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Federal prosecutors have won guilty pleas from a dozen people involved in South Carolina’s construction industry who hired illegal immigrants and paid them using unlicensed check cashers in order to shield the payments from the IRS.

The pleas are the first in what prosecutors called an “expansive” undercover investigation along the South Carolina coast. The Justice Department said the schemes cost the IRS “tens of millions of dollars” in taxes that should have been paid on the workers.

The unscrupulous businesses also were able to undercut other construction companies that were following the law, authorities said.

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The construction executives would use the cash to pay employees outside of the company’s payroll system, avoiding withholding and paying the combined federal payroll tax of 15.3%. The arrangement also shielded personal income from the IRS, prosecutors charged.

Duran Masonry, for example, bilked the feds out of more than $975,000 over four years beginning in 2016, according to the plea agreement reached by Walter Duran. Duran pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and one misdemeanor count of employing an illegal immigrant. Eleven other defendants, spread across seven companies, have reached similar plea deals.

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Everyone knows how to stop this dead in its tracks, but neither Democrats nor Republicans will ever do it, outside of some slap on the wrists to some employer every 10 years or so. All the employers in the OP did was forget to bribe a pol, is all, or didn't give them as much as they thought they deserved.
 

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Federal prosecutors have won guilty pleas from a dozen people involved in South Carolina’s construction industry who hired illegal immigrants and paid them using unlicensed check cashers in order to shield the payments from the IRS.
The pleas are the first in what prosecutors called an “expansive” undercover investigation along the South Carolina coast. The Justice Department said the schemes cost the IRS “tens of millions of dollars” in taxes that should have been paid on the workers.
The unscrupulous businesses also were able to undercut other construction companies that were following the law, authorities said.
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The construction executives would use the cash to pay employees outside of the company’s payroll system, avoiding withholding and paying the combined federal payroll tax of 15.3%. The arrangement also shielded personal income from the IRS, prosecutors charged.
Duran Masonry, for example, bilked the feds out of more than $975,000 over four years beginning in 2016, according to the plea agreement reached by Walter Duran. Duran pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and one misdemeanor count of employing an illegal immigrant. Eleven other defendants, spread across seven companies, have reached similar plea deals.
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Put enough of these employers in jail and fine them so much that others will not hire illegals, and you solve most of the illegal immigration problem...but that never happens
 
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Put enough of these employers in jail and fine them so much that others will not hire illegals, and you solve most of the illegal immigration problem...but that never happens


Not the only problem though. Many come here to commit crimes, gain the system, get free medical care, pop out a child (women only!).

That plus the ruination, thanks to the left, of the asylum system.
 

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Not the only problem though. Many come here to commit crimes, gain the system, get free medical care, pop out a child (women only!).

That plus the ruination, thanks to the left, of the asylum system.
Yeah, it's just the Dems who do it and allow it..

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Federal prosecutors have won guilty pleas from a dozen people involved in South Carolina’s construction industry who hired illegal immigrants and paid them using unlicensed check cashers in order to shield the payments from the IRS.
The pleas are the first in what prosecutors called an “expansive” undercover investigation along the South Carolina coast. The Justice Department said the schemes cost the IRS “tens of millions of dollars” in taxes that should have been paid on the workers.
The unscrupulous businesses also were able to undercut other construction companies that were following the law, authorities said.
...
The construction executives would use the cash to pay employees outside of the company’s payroll system, avoiding withholding and paying the combined federal payroll tax of 15.3%. The arrangement also shielded personal income from the IRS, prosecutors charged.
Duran Masonry, for example, bilked the feds out of more than $975,000 over four years beginning in 2016, according to the plea agreement reached by Walter Duran. Duran pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and one misdemeanor count of employing an illegal immigrant. Eleven other defendants, spread across seven companies, have reached similar plea deals.
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Those executives need huge fines and a few years in general population at the prisons where they keep the car thieves, Qmart robbers, muggers, wife beaters, but it won't happen. They will get small fines and white-collar treatment.
 

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Federal prosecutors have won guilty pleas from a dozen people involved in South Carolina’s construction industry who hired illegal immigrants and paid them using unlicensed check cashers in order to shield the payments from the IRS.
The pleas are the first in what prosecutors called an “expansive” undercover investigation along the South Carolina coast. The Justice Department said the schemes cost the IRS “tens of millions of dollars” in taxes that should have been paid on the workers.
The unscrupulous businesses also were able to undercut other construction companies that were following the law, authorities said.
...
The construction executives would use the cash to pay employees outside of the company’s payroll system, avoiding withholding and paying the combined federal payroll tax of 15.3%. The arrangement also shielded personal income from the IRS, prosecutors charged.
Duran Masonry, for example, bilked the feds out of more than $975,000 over four years beginning in 2016, according to the plea agreement reached by Walter Duran. Duran pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and one misdemeanor count of employing an illegal immigrant. Eleven other defendants, spread across seven companies, have reached similar plea deals.
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Yup, import cheap labor to destroy the labor market.
 
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Not the only problem though. Many come here to commit crimes, gain the system, get free medical care, pop out a child (women only!).

That plus the ruination, thanks to the left, of the asylum system.
What % would that be?

 

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Federal prosecutors have won guilty pleas from a dozen people involved in South Carolina’s construction industry who hired illegal immigrants and paid them using unlicensed check cashers in order to shield the payments from the IRS.
The pleas are the first in what prosecutors called an “expansive” undercover investigation along the South Carolina coast. The Justice Department said the schemes cost the IRS “tens of millions of dollars” in taxes that should have been paid on the workers.
The unscrupulous businesses also were able to undercut other construction companies that were following the law, authorities said.
...
The construction executives would use the cash to pay employees outside of the company’s payroll system, avoiding withholding and paying the combined federal payroll tax of 15.3%. The arrangement also shielded personal income from the IRS, prosecutors charged.
Duran Masonry, for example, bilked the feds out of more than $975,000 over four years beginning in 2016, according to the plea agreement reached by Walter Duran. Duran pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and one misdemeanor count of employing an illegal immigrant. Eleven other defendants, spread across seven companies, have reached similar plea deals.
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South Carolina is a staunchly REPUBLICAN state.

No surprise that businesses are blatantly using illegal alien labor...
 

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Put enough of these employers in jail and fine them so much that others will not hire illegals, and you solve most of the illegal immigration problem...but that never happens
It WOULD solve it...but it'll never happen. The people that hire illegals have political clout.

And newsflash...by keeping them illegal...they can pay them less
 

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Arrest those that hired them and then pack the illegals in busses and ship them back to the border.
 

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No mention of a single day in prison or an actual fine.

About 15 years ago they built 1800 student housing units at a college on the SC coast. The Mexican and Honduran workers brought the project under budget and 2 months early. They didn't lay out on Fridays and Mondays and they kept working when it rained.
 

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About 15 years ago they built 1800 student housing units at a college on the SC coast. The Mexican and Honduran workers brought the project under budget and 2 months early. They didn't lay out on Fridays and Mondays and they kept working when it rained.

We could bring everything in under budget if we paid construction workers $6 an hour, eh?
 

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We could bring everything in under budget if we paid construction workers $6 an hour, eh?

The developer was a close friend of mine and a Democrat. He loved them .. He'd never employed Mexicans or Hondurans before. He paid them what he paid Americans.
 

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The developer was a close friend of mine and a Democrat. He loved them .. He'd never employed Mexicans or Hondurans before. He paid them what he paid Americans.

Yeah, taxes and everything right?
 

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No mention of a single day in prison or an actual fine.
Duran pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and one misdemeanor count of employing an illegal immigrant
 

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Put enough of these employers in jail and fine them so much that others will not hire illegals, and you solve most of the illegal immigration problem...but that never happens
It doesnt happen in blue states, but obviously it does in this red state.
 

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