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Pilgrim’s Pride settles ICE investigation for $4.5 million

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Pilgrim’s Pride Corp., one of the nation’s largest poultry processors, has agreed to settle with the government following a two-year Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigation into allegations that hundreds of its employees were unauthorized to work in the United States.

The price tag on the settlement: $4.5 million.

After conducting work site enforcement and identity-theft investigations at five Pilgrim’s Pride locations, ICE apprehended approximately 338 unauthorized workers.

As part of the settlement, the company, which cooperated fully with the U.S. Attorney’s office and ICE, recognized that its voluntary compliance programs can be enhanced to more accurately identify unauthorized persons who seek or gain employment through identity fraud or other unlawful means.

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