ICE Raid Nets Hundreds

Top executives at a Nevada-based cleaning service were charged February 28th with fraud and tax crimes related to hundreds of illegal immigrants employed as janitors in 18 states.

The investigation, led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, alleges the illegal immigrants were employed by Rosenbaum-Cunningham Inc., at 63 locations including Hard Rock Café, Planet Hollywood, House of Blues, ESPN Zone and others, according to law enforcement officials.

Twenty of the arrests were made at businesses in Anaheim, Orange and Irvine, Calif., according to the Orange County Register.

RCI co-owners Richard M. Rosenbaum, Edward Scott Cunningham and controller Christina Flocken face charges of criminal fraud, immigration and tax charges under a 23-count indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The sweep was part of an ICE investigation that began nearly two years ago into cleaning crews working at Michigan’s Grand Traverse Resort.