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Sierra Vista Woman Gets Prison for Hiring Illegal Immigrants
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A Sierra Vista woman has been sentenced to two months in federal prison and 12 months house arrest for her role in employing illegal immigrants at a construction company.

Carol Hill pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to harbor illegal immigrants for profit and knowingly hiring at least 10 illegal immigrants within a 12-month period.

Judge Raner Collins noted that the 44-year-old office manager wasn't the "mastermind" of the operation at Sun Dry Wall & Stucco Inc. but that she deserved some jail time. Prosecutors say she admitted preparing false documents that helped dozens of illegal immigrants remain employed at the company.

Hill was among eight charged after a 2007 federal raid. Company President Ivan Hardt has pleaded not guilty and awaits trial.


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