A southern Minnesota man was sentenced in federal court Thursday, January 31, 2013, for transporting illegal aliens.
The sentence resulted from an investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in cooperation with the St. Peter Police Department, the Nicollet County Sheriff's Office, the LeSueur County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
John Arrazolo, 44 of
"Those who transport or harbor illegal aliens require secrecy and often coercion to succeed," said Special Agent in Charge Michael Feinberg, of HSI St. Paul. "HSI works with our state and local law enforcement partners to bring justice to anyone who exploits others for illegal profit."
In his plea agreement, Arrazolo admitted that between October 2006 and October 2011, he transported two illegal aliens from
Arrazolo's company, Poultry Service Management, provided manual labor to large corporate chicken farms in
Arrazolo admitted that one of the individuals he transported was a citizen of