A 22-year-old northeast Nebraska man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the federal raid in August in which more than 100 suspected illegal immigrants were detained.
Antonio De Jesus Castro has admitted he knew many of the people he helped get jobs were in the country illegally. Prosecutors have agreed to drop other charges filed against him in exchange for his guilty plea.
Prosecutors say Castro was placed in charge an operation which began in 2015 by his stepfather, Juan Pablo Sanchez Delgado, as Delgado fled the area for Las Vegas.
Prosecutors say the business, JP and Sons, supplied Elkhorn River Farms, O’Neill Ventures, GJW LLC in Ainsworth, and others with cheap labor without verifying the workers’ identities as well as supplying the workers different names and even Social Security numbers to mask that they were in the country illegally.
Two persons so far have entered guilty pleas in wake of the August raids.