Conn. operator faces prison for illegal hires as feds step up scrutiny

NEW HAVEN Conn. Restaurant owner Andrew Adames, who earlier this week pleaded guilty to a federal charge of knowingly employing illegal aliens, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when sentenced Sept. 18, the U.S. attorney's office said.

In addition, Adames, of Oxford, Conn., who owns four Señor Pancho’s restaurants, has agreed to forfeit $150,000 to the government.

Adames’ plea on Tuesday came a day before the U.S. Immigration and

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