Feds Pile New Charges on Top Alien Smuggler
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On September 30, 2014, led by representatives of President Obama’s Justice Department in Greensboro, North Carolina, a federal grand jury issued an 87-count indictment of Stan Eury, the man that Mother Jones magazine once described as the leader of “the largest alien smuggling ring in our nation’s history.” It supersedes the 41-count indictment issued against Eury, his daughter, Sara Elizabeth Farrell, and the company that Farrell ostensibly directed, International Labor Management Company (ILMC), on January 31 of this year.
Most notable, in addition to the 46 additional counts on the indictment is that Eury’s daughter Farrell, who was the object of 40 of the 41 original counts, has now been dropped from the indictment entirely and has been replaced by Eury’s top lieutenants, Lee Wicker and Ken White. This bears out what we had heard weeks ago from sources within the North Carolina Employment Security Commission (NCESC), the state agency that oversees the farm and temporary employment programs that the three men are charged with abusing, that Farrell had reached a plea agreement with the prosecutors. Her name appears nowhere in the new indictment but her initials, S.E.F., appear repeatedly as a cooperating witness. In street parlance, she has “flipped” and is now singing like a canary.
The “legal” alien importing empire that Eury and White began building in 1989 after they were fired from their NCESC jobs for marijuana growing would appear to be on the verge of complete collapse (Wicker is also an NCESC alumnus.). In my April 17 article “AP Gives Alien Smugglers ‘Infomercial’” I surmised that Wicker was heir apparent to an alien smuggling ring exploiting the H-2A and H-2B guest-worker programs that would continue to rock along as if nothing had happened, with Eury knocked off the perch at the top. I had arrived at that conclusion by reading the tealeaves of the media coverage. None of the major newspapers in North Carolina had even reported the January indictment, as I noted in my article, “Has Obama Gone Bulworth on Alien Smuggling?” Then most of them had run the AP story still singing the praises of Eury’s North Carolina Growers’ Association (NCGA), but with no mention of Eury or his indictment.
As the new indictment, shows, however, the stench emanating from the Eury’s operation was even greater than my sources in NCESC even knew about, and it was apparently too much for the federal prosecutors. My sources did not know that Eury and his associates had set up shell companies going by the initials CSI, ASAP, and TLC that they claimed were making financial demands upon them. Through such self-dealing, in addition to abusing the guest worker program in the various ways detailed in the earlier indictment, they also managed to extort money from farmers in the NCGA, claiming that if the fees were not paid to these phony companies the farmers would not get, or would lose their workers. It is all laid out in the section of the indictment entitled “Scheme and Artifice to Defraud.” Paragraph #25 under that section is the following:
It was a further part of the scheme and artifice to defraud that, from on or about February 12, 2009, to on or about December 31, 2013, the exact dates to the Grand Jurors unknown, that ASAP received approximately $5,561, 669.00 in payments from ILMC and TLC clients under the pretense that ASAP was collecting a $99.00 per-worker recruiting and processing fee for CSI in Mexico.
It is alleged in the indictment that a good bit of that money and other ill-gotten lucre ended up in the personal bank accounts of the three men, but the numbers tell a further story. The sum of $5,561,669 raised by way of a fee of $99 per recruited worker means that 56,178 workers were brought in over the slightly less than five-year period. That works out to something more than 11,235 workers brought in yearly, and we have no idea how many of them went back to Mexico. There is no mechanism set up to make sure that they go back, and there is no way of counting those who stay and those who return. If you’re wondering where all those illegal aliens in the country came from, as the Mother Jones article alluded to earlier suggests, here’s a good place to start.
It’s even worse than the aggregate numbers show, according to my NCESC sources. In spite of increasing mechanization causing a decline in demand for agricultural labor, the trend in approved work orders for the NCGA has been steadily up. Most surprising of all, in spite of the late January indictment of Eury and his daughter, NCESC approval of NCGA work orders this year have reached a record high at around 15,000 workers. The tension created by the importation of workers for whom there are no jobs is shown in my July 29 article, “Video of Labor Goon Slugging Labor Organizer.” The “labor goon” in the title was one of Eury’s.
Maybe the folks at the NCESC who keep on approving NCESC orders for more and more guest workers in spite of the indictments were reading the same media tealeaves that I was. The criminal assault on the labor organizer managed to make it onto the popular left-liberal web site, Buzzfeed, but it went completely unreported in North Carolina’s major media. Now almost two weeks have passed since this latest blockbuster came down on the backs of Stan Eury and his buddies and not a peep has been uttered by anyone in the news media. The copy of the indictment that I have posted here was leaked to a contact of mine in the NCESC. The contact has been sworn to secrecy about the source of the leak, and I am unable to divulge who my contact is.
As the Obama Justice Department forges ahead in its pursuit of a man who has been coddled and even celebrated by the mainstream media—which we can’t help but believe is because he has furthered the agenda of the powers that be to break down the country’s cultural solidarity and to drive real wages down—the question we asked in the title of the first article in this series is looking better and better. Has Obama really gone Bulworth on alien smuggling?
October 12, 2014
See also “H-2A Kingpin Stumbles on H-2B.”
“We do not like to be quarrelsome even though we are exceptional at it.”
That is a key passage in a 2008 intimidating email written by Lee Wicker to Charlene Giles of the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) of the U.S. Department of Labor, the federal agency that oversees the foreign guest worker program. Their quarrelsomeness will apparently soon be put to the test in federal court.
October 21, 2014