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United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced the sentencing of SANDRA LEE BART, 69, to five years in prison for requiring foreign workers on temporary H-2A work visas to pay illegal fees and kickbacks. BART was found guilty by a jury of conspiring with others to commit fraud.

Co-defendant WILIAN SOCRATE CABRERA pleaded guilty on July 14, 2016, to conspiracy to commit fraud in foreign labor contracting, and co-defendant JOHN JAMES SVIHEL pleaded guilty on June 16, 2016, to conspiracy to commit fraud in foreign labor contracting and agreed to pay more than $974,000 in restitution, unpaid wages, and a forfeiture money judgment.

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