MN - Accused Labor Trafficker Accepts Plea Deal
On the day his trial was set to begin, a labor broker accused of workers' compensation fraud, payroll fraud and labor trafficking pleaded guilty.
Ricardo Batres, who prosecutors said supplied undocumented immigrant workers to construction sites in the booming Minneapolis area, pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County court. Despite na...
MN - Accused Labor Trafficker's Trial Starts Today
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A man accused of running an extensive labor-trafficking operation and exploiting immigrant workers went on trial Monday in a case that has gained national attention.
Ricardo Batres was charged in 2018 with supplying laborers to construction sites in the booming Minneapolis area, but denying them workers' compensation coverage, shorting the...