Saturday, December 9, 2006
A Wichita company, its owner and its general manager will pay fines totaling $210,000 in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors over an alleged scheme to hire undocumented immigrants.
Bob Eisel Power Coatings Inc., 3500 S. Hoover St.; Bob Eisel, owner and president; and Kenric "Butch" Steinert, general manager; were named in a 28-count indictment last August. They were charged with routinely employed Mexican nationals, knowing they were providing false identification.
Federal prosecutors say the company was warned that employees were using false Social Security numbers and in response, Eisel and Steinert allegedly helped the employees get different numbers to help them keep their jobs. Click here.