Human Resources Workers face $500,000 Fine
Penny Ann Hanson, 41 of Clermont, admitted that she conspired to make false statements on immigration documents while working in the human resources office at Agriprocessors. Although currently free on bond until sentencing, she faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, a $500,000 fine, a $200 special assessment and six years of supervised release.
According to information filed earlier this month, Hanson conspired with others to make falsified statements on immigration I-9 forms and knowingly accepted fraudulent resident alien cards. These offenses, according to her testimony took place between September 2003 and December 2006.
In addition, on September 3, 2004 Hanson falsely certified on a form I-9 that she had examined an identification document presented by an applicant at the plant, and that the document appeared genuine. Court documents state that she did not examine the identification document in question.