TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Aug 24, 2018
The owner of the Grainger County slaughterhouse who was subject to a massive immigration raid in April has been fined more than $41,000 for dirty, unsafe working conditions, Knoxnews reports. After the raid, inspectors found 27 violations, 23 of them deemed “serious.” The owner, James Brantley, agreed last week to plead guilty to federal charges of tax evasion and hiring unauthorized workers. Court records show Brantley dodged nearly $1.3 million in federal payroll taxes over the past decade.