KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The owners of an eastern Kansas construction framing company are going to prison for harboring workers who were in the United States illegally.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says 45-year-old James Humbert, 47-year-old Kimberly Humbert and 51-year-old Charles Stevens II were all sentenced Wednesday to a year and a day in federal prison.
The Humberts are married, and Stevens is Kimberly Humbert’s brother. Their Spring Hill company, Advantage Framing Systems, provided builders and contractors with flooring, wall and roof materials and crews to perform the framing.
All three pleaded guilty earlier to conspiring to harbor workers not legally in the U.S. for commercial advantage.
They admitted that the company paid about $4.6 million to framing crews despite their knowledge that some crew leaders and members were not in the U.S. legally.