UNITED STATES V. CHOE, 20 CR 153 (E.D.N.Y. 2020)

Defendant charged with employing numerous illegal aliens over a 15 year period while operating a 7-11 store; in addition, he was alleged to have pocketed over $1.3 million in illegal proceeds which represented the amount of money which was underpaid to these employees. Mr. Choe eventually received a probationary sentence upon a guilty plea after the federal Court determined his upbringing and good deeds merited a downward variance to a non-custodial sentence.