February 16, 2011, as the result of a plea agreement, Clinton Roy Perkins of Wayne, Illinois was sentenced to 18 months in prison. He will forfeit $465,178 in proceeds from his criminal actions. His prosecution was started in spring 2010 by the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald, and Chicago sections of the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the US Department of Labor.
The indictment filed by Patrick Fitzgerald’s office in spring 2010 covered the actions of Mr. Perkins and his son-in-law Christopher J. Reindl between October 2006 and October 2007. Mr. Perkins and his office manager Mr. Reindl had a practice of not checking the employment eligibility of their new hires. Knowing that many of them were undocumented, they gave their warehouse company clients fake Social Security information when asked. They paid their employees in cash, and did not deduct payroll taxes or withholding.
Mr. Reindl, age 40, has also plead guilty, and his sentencing is expected this month.
ICE Press release
US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald's indictment in US v Perkins, undated/unsigned.