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Shrewsbury man pleads guilty to hiring illegal aliens

Posted by Martin Finucane February 28, 2007 02:59 PM

SHREWSBURY

A Shrewsbury man and four other former managers from a pallet and crate maker that employed illegal immigrants pleaded guilty in federal court, 10 months after raids in 26 states on employers that break the law to get cheap labor.

Michael Ames, 44, who was general manager of an IFCO Systems plant in Westborough, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor of hiring illegal aliens.

More than half Netherlands-based IFCO's roughly 5,800 employees during 2005 had invalid or mismatched Social Security numbers, the government said at the time of the raids.

-- AP

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