Feds Seize 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration Raids

Feds Seize 7-Eleven Stores in Immigration RaidsNew York Times – Federal authorities seized 14 7-Eleven stores on Long Island and in Virginia early Monday, arresting nine owners and managers and charging them with harboring and hiring illegal immigrants and paying them using sham Social Security numbers.

ICE agents and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn are also investigating 40 other 7-Eleven franchises in New York City and elsewhere and prosecutors are seeking $30 million in forfeiture from the stores and their corporate parent. The franchises split their profits with the corporation, which handles the store payrolls. [Read More]