Valentin Gutierrez, 53, who pleaded guilty back in May, will serve time behind bars for harboring and shielding illegal aliens for his own financial gain.
Gutierrez has also been ordered to pay a $10,000 fine and serve two years supervised release after getting out of prison.
According to documents filed in this case, on or about November 12, 2008, Homeland Security Investigations in Fayetteville received information that Gutierrez was employing illegal aliens and distributing counterfeit immigration documents and counterfeit Social Security cards.
An examination of Gutierrez's financial records revealed that he had made bank deposits in excess of 6.4-million dollars between May 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008, from the sale of illegal alien labor to various companies in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama.
As a result of the ongoing financial investigation, Homeland Security seized Gutierrez's bank accounts and that held $117-thousand dollars that was traced to the proceeds of harboring and shielding illegal aliens.