PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania tree-trimming company was ordered to pay a fine of $95 million — the largest fine against a company for hiring immigrants who didn’t have permission to work in the U.S., according to federal officials quoted in a Wall Street Journal report.
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Asplundh Tree Expert of Willow Grove pleaded guilty in a Philadelphia federal court Thursday to illegally hiring the immigrants. Some of the immigrants were in the U.S. illegally; none had authorization to work in the country, according to court documents.
A federal judge ordered the company to pay $80 million and adhere to an Administrative Compliance Agreement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement,
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