Between 2006 and 2011, Guillermo Fuentes of Westbrook and his brother Hector of Waterville helped illegal Mexican workers get green cards and Social Security cards, paid them off the books, worked them too many hours and housed them in the basement of one of the brothers' three restaurants, say the feds in charges filed against the pair. Yesterday, after an 8-day trial, the brothers were "convicted of harboring undocumented aliens for profit and aiding and abetting document fraud," reports the Portland Press Herald. The Fuentes own the popular Fajita Grill in Westbrook, Cancun Mexican Restaurant in Waterville and Cancun Mexican Restaurant II in Biddeford, all three of which are still open, for now. They "face up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count and may have to give up the profits they earned from the scheme."
Court: Brothers Used Illegal Workers At Maine Restaurants [PPH]
Fajita Grill [Photo: TripAdvisor]