Sunday, April 24, 2011

14 Arrested, 2 Savannah McDonald’s Shut Down Following Immigration Sting

New York Injury News

Savannah, GA — A nine-month investigation by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has led to the temporarily closure of two Savannah McDonald’s restaurants and the arrests of 14 illegal immigrants. The round-up occurred around lunchtime at the McDonald’s off Ogeechee Road at Berwick, and the one at Ogeechee Road and Chatham Parkway, reported WTOC.

ICE officials reported that some of the McDonald’s managers stole American’s identities, and then sold them to the prospective and illegal McDonald’s employees who needed to acquire American citizenship.

“These U.S citizens unknowing to a certain extent have been victimized, their credits have been potentially impacted, their good names have been tarnished,” said ICE Special Agent in Charge Jason Gialanella to WTOC.

Fourteen people were arrested, with five of them facing federal criminal charges for stealing identities. The rest were charged for being in this country illegally...[Full Article]