PHOENIX — A federal judge has accepted the guilty plea of Danny’s Family Car Wash owner Daniel Hendon, according to the East Valley Tribune.

Hendon pleaded guilty to ignoring the illegal hiring practices taking place at his business, said the article.

Sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 21, stated the article.

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Managers for the carwash said they were directed to rehire workers who had been fired previously because they were found to be working illegally. A federal audit found nearly half of the business’ 1,900 employees were not authorized to work in the U.S., noted the article.

The federal judge accepted “Hendon’s guilty plea in July to a felony charge of identity fraud,” reported the article.

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