Posted on June 5, 2018

Immigration Agents Arrest More Than 100 at Ohio Landscaping Company

Justin Wise, The Hill, June 5, 2018

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents reportedly arrested 114 employees at a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio on Tuesday.

The arrests took place in Sandusky and Castalia, Ohio, at two Corso’s Flower & Garden Center locations, {snip}.

ICE told the news service that the employees are expected to be charged with identity theft and tax evasion. No charges have been filed against the company, according to the AP, but authorities say it is under investigation.


Corso’s had reportedly been under investigation since October. Steve Francis, an ICE official in Detroit, told the AP that the probe was launched after the arrest of a woman who handed out stolen identity documents to job applicants who were in the country illegally.

That arrest reportedly led investigators to Corso’s, where 123 employees were found to have suspicious records.