Baker pleads guilty in illegal immigrant case

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The president of a Springdale bakery has pleaded guilty on behalf of the company to knowingly employing illegal immigrants.

According to the Northwest Arkansas Times Ayala’s Family Bakery president Luis Ayala entered the plea Tuesday to one count of harboring and concealing illegal immigrants as part of a plea agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Ayala also agreed to forfeit three vehicles and more than $100,000.

His attorney, Kirk Joyce, declined to comment on the case until after Ayala is formally sentenced.

A sentencing date hasn’t been scheduled.


 

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