State re-hires janitorial company targeted in immigration sting
October 21, 2010
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — The janitorial company that generated national news after a 2007 immigration raid in a state government building is working for the Missouri government once again, according to the Missourian.
Sam''s Janitorial Services, owned by Kwabena Asamoah-Boadu, has been contracted to clean several of the state''s government buildings in Jefferson City, the article noted.
The renewed employment with the state comes three years after authorities detained roughly two dozen of the Sam''s Janitorial employees in an immigration raid on the Truman Building in Jefferson City: Only a few of the detained workers were found guilty, the article stated.
According to the article, then-Governor Matt Blunt signed an executive order that requires state agencies to terminate contracts with companies employing illegal workers.
The state canceled nine contracts with the cleaning service and added the company to a no-hire list, the article added.
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