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Roofing Company Owner Pleads Guilty To Recruiting Illegal Immigrants

The owner of an Ohio roofing company has pleaded guilty to charges related to employing immigrants who are in the country illegally, filing false tax documents and insurance fraud. Authorities say 55-year-old Gregory Oldiges could be sentenced from two years to nearly five years in prison after pleading to the federal charges in Dayton Tuesday. Court documents accuse Williams Brothers Roofing and Siding of paying human traffickers to bring illegal workers from Texas and paying them less than their regular roofing crews. Oldiges attorney, Greg Lockhart, called the situation "unfortunate" and says many roofing companies use immigrants who are in the country illegally as laborers. A judge set another hearing for April 8th.

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.