Bradford Restaurant Owner Guilty of Harboring Illegal Aliens

Owner employed up to 100 illegal aliens

From WESB NewsRadio1490

The former owner of La Herradura Restaurant in Bradford has pleaded guilty to harboring illegal aliens who worked at 7 of his restaurants. Fifty-year-old Simon Banda-Mireles, who now lives in Depew, was arrested by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in April of 2008. Banda-Mireles pleaded guilty to a felony, admitting that he employed and harbored up to 100 illegal aliens at his restaurants in Bradford, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties and in West Virginia. He’s scheduled for sentencing July 14 in federal court in Buffalo. He faces a July 14 sentencing date before U. S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

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