ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Tuesday that 33-year-old J. Guadalupe Hernandez and Felisita Hernandez, 32, pleaded guilty to harboring undocumented workers.
The charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Among the charges, officials say that between February 2014 and December 2015, the defendants conspired to conceal aliens working at Molcajetes Mexican Grill, in Greece, as well as a restaurant in Farmington.
In addition to providing housing, Guadalupe and Felisita Hernandez allegedly paid the workers in cash in order to conceal their employment.
Sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2018.