PHOENIX — A second former general 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.
John Randall Sanford is among the 13 managers for Danny’s Family Car Wash who
have pleaded guilty in the case.
Some managers who pleaded guilty have said that at least one higher-up within
Danny’s 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.
Sanford said in his plea agreement that he knew it was likely the business was
rehiring the workers, but made a point of not asking for IDs when signing
employment authorization forms.