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Updated Jan 21, 2014 - 2:45 pm

General manager of Phoenix-area car-wash business pleads guilty

PHOENIX — A manager for a metropolitan Phoenix car-wash chain that’s
accused of immigration fraud in its hiring practices has pleaded guilty to a
federal conspiracy charge.

Jack Edlund is the highest-ranking staff member for Danny’s Family Car Wash to
have been charged in the case.

Edlund served as a general manager for the business from early 2011 to August

He pleaded guilty to the charge Friday.

Twelve of 14 Danny’s managers who were charged have pleaded guilty.

Some lower-level managers who pleaded guilty have said that at least one
higher-up within the company instructed them to rehire workers who had to be fired
after a federal audit found nearly half of the company’s 1,900-person workforce
were people who weren’t authorized to work in the United States.


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