KLTV-7, Tyler (Tex.), Jan. 6
McALLEN, TexasAn employment agency falsified forms to get illegal immigrants jobs at the nation’s top producer of U-S military battlefield rations.
A Tollin Group executive yesterday — on behalf of the company — pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to provide false and fictitious statements.
Investigators say San Antonio-based Tollin, doing business as Remedy Intelligent Staffing, was trying to cover up fraudulent employment documents.
The illegal workers were hired by the Wornick Company, which packages high-calorie “meals ready to eat” at facilities in McAllen.
An al-Qaida operative arrested in 2003 was found with information indicating McAllen and Wornick could be targets.
Federal authorities later said no direct link to terrorism was found.
Remedy will pay a 500-thousand dollar fine, 414-thousand dollars in civil penalties and serve five years of probation.