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Criminal Law Keyed to Osler
United States v. Tipton
Citation:518 F.3d 591 (8th Cir. 2008)
Tipton purchased the restaurant The Galley in June of 2005. Tipton hired, supervised, and paid the wait staff while Seferi hired, supervised, and paid the kitchen staff. The profits were split and shared equally. In March of 2006 agents executed a search warrant at the Galley and an apartment used to house Galley workers. They discovered evidence that six illegal aliens worked in the kitchen since September of 2005. These six individuals were paid in cash below the minimum wage, housed by Tipon in various locations always paid by her, and transported too and from work by Seferi. Defendants was charged and convicted of hiring, harboring, and conspiring to harbor and hire unlawful aliens.
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