U.S. Attorney Walter Wilkins announced today that Columbia Farms, Inc., has been named in a 50-count Indictment charging federal violations involving the hiring of illegal aliens at its Greenville processing plant.
Wilkins says the evidence is there. “The charges are knowingly hiring illegal aliens and continuing to maintain employment of illegal aliens. We think there is sufficient evidence to support those charges.”
The company joins two of its employees, Human Resources Manager Elaine Crump and Complex Manager Barry Cronic, who were previously indicted by the federal grand jury. The 29 charges naming Columbia Farms allege that through Crump and Cronic, Columbia Farms “did knowingly continue to employ the aliens in the United States.”