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Feds say 7-Eleven stores in N.Y., Va. exploit illegal immigrants, launch sweeping probe
NY Daily News ^ | 6/24/13 | John Marzulli

Posted on 06/24/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT by Impala64ssa

The feds have charged nine owners of 7-Eleven franchises with hiring illegal immigrants to work long hours in their eastern Long Island stores and cheating them out of hourly wages under threat of deportation, officials said Monday. The probe is being expanded to examine 40 franchises nationwide, including 25 in New York City and Long Island.

The feds have charged nine owners of 7-Eleven franchises with hiring illegal immigrants to work long hours in their eastern Long Island stores and cheating them out of hourly wages under threat of deportation, officials said Monday.

Some employees worked 100 hours a week, but were paid for less than half that, or part of their wages was deducted to cover their rent in crowded boardinghouses owned by the defendants, where they were required to live.

Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch called the setup a "modern day plantation system" with the franchise owners as "overseers" of the exploited workers.

The probe is being expanded to examine 40 franchises nationwide, including 25 in New York City and Long Island, said James Hayes, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations.

Lynch said the greedy defendants perverted the American Dream by raking in millions of dollars off the backs of their fellow nationals from Pakistan.

The 7-Elevens "are part of the roadside scenery of America," Lynch said. "But inside the familiar red, green and orange façade, beside the Slurpees and hot dogs, an un-American practice was going on."

Hayes blasted 7-Eleven for making little or no effort to ensure the integrity of its payroll system used by its franchisees

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 7eleven; aliens; altereddate; illegalimmigration; longisland

1 posted on 06/24/2013 10:51:50 AM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

Prices too high on burritos?


2 posted on 06/24/2013 10:52:56 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: Impala64ssa

threat of deportation?? LOL LOL LOL...

Deportation, how dumb are they? have they been featured on more-on-trivia lately?


3 posted on 06/24/2013 10:53:14 AM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Impala64ssa

I question the timing.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 10:53:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Impala64ssa
Published: Monday, June 17, 2013, 1:30 PM
5 posted on 06/24/2013 10:54:50 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Impala64ssa

7-11 must have been coming up light in the leftwing political contributions department.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 10:54:50 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Impala64ssa

7 posted on 06/24/2013 10:55:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Religious faith in government is far crazier than religious faith in God.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Selling Slurpees Americans refuse to sell.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 11:02:41 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Don’t they know that only politicians are allowed to exploit illegal aliens?


9 posted on 06/24/2013 11:04:10 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Inside every liberal and WOD defender is a totalitarian screaming to get out.)
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To: Impala64ssa

I live in the 7-11 capital of the world - Suffolk County, Long Island New York. There are no hispanics working at any of the 10 7-11s within 5 miles of my house (no, I’m not exaggerating - there really are that many). They are all indian, pakistani, Bangladesh. Not a single hispanic among them.

And I’m talking high-illegal immigrant areas like Farmingville and Medford. Not a single hispanic worker at any of them.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 11:12:10 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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To: Impala64ssa

If they weren’t here, they couldn’t be exploited.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 11:24:49 AM PDT by MinstrelBoy (If you're a conservative today, you're a hero.)
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To: Impala64ssa

The NY Daily News works for Obama.


12 posted on 06/24/2013 11:37:52 AM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Impala64ssa

Why is always called a “sweeping probe?” Why is it never a “vast probe” or an “expansive probe”?

Just because it involves illegal aliens doesn’t mean these racists have to throw around stereotypical terms like “sweeping”.

What’s next? Mopping probes and landscaping probes?

RACISTS!!


13 posted on 06/24/2013 11:47:03 AM PDT by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
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To: Impala64ssa
All I can say is: ha, HA, HA!

FMCDH(BITS)

14 posted on 06/24/2013 11:48:46 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Impala64ssa

Someone call Biden, seems to me he is an expert on 7-11’s and their owners.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 11:56:21 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Impala64ssa

Maybe they got too many IRS tax refund checks.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 12:10:30 PM PDT by ncfool (Obama's aMeriKa 2012 The land of entitlement for the 51% crowd.)
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To: Personal Responsibility
There are no hispanics working at any of the 10 7-11s within 5 miles of my house

7-11 franchises are mostly owned by people from the middle-east.
(unless they are corporate owned stores - few are left)

From the article:
Charged with wire fraud are Farrukh and Bushra Baig, a married couple who controlled 12 stores in Long Island and Virginia; Farrukh's brothers Zahid Baig and Shannawaz Baig, and associates Malik Yousaf, Tariq Rana and Ramon Nanas.
In a separate scheme, Ahzar Zia and Ummar Uppal owned two 7-Elevens in Suffolk County.

Relatives and workers are cycled in and out of these stores from their home country.

17 posted on 06/24/2013 12:18:15 PM PDT by libertarian27 (FreeRepublic Cookbooks 2011 & 2012 - Click Profile)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Not all illegal immigrants are Mexican.


18 posted on 06/24/2013 1:07:02 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby. Obamacare: shovel-ready healthcare.)
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To: informavoracious

Their mostly Hispanic though and I’ve NEVER seen a Hispanic working at any if the 7-11s by me - and this is a big hispanic illegal immigrant area.


19 posted on 06/24/2013 5:48:14 PM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Government: Slimy used car salesmen writing laws forcing you to buy their cars)
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