GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A well-known Grand Rapids businessman pleaded guilty to a felony in Federal Court to falsely claiming three of his employees were in the country legally when they were not, according to WOOD-TV.
Oswaldo Garces ran Clean-Tech Services
, a janitorial firm that had contracts with a number of downtown offices, including City Hall, the article noted.
The indictment to which he admitted guilt said he submitted eligibility forms to the government, saying he had examined three employee documents and they appeared to be genuine: In fact, he knew they were not, the article stated.
According to the article, he also admitted to a misdemeanor charge of continuing their employment once he knew they were unauthorized to be in the U.S.