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Old 02-06-2012, 07:45 PM
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Do you use a mini track machine as your equip to build hardscapes?
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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Robert Brake of Brake Landscaping Federally indited on hiring illegal aliens and only paying them $2 per hour. Per KSDK
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Old 02-11-2012, 12:52 PM
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NO Freakin WAY!!!!!!!!!! I had under bid an apartment and still lost it to him...maybe this is why?
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:45 PM
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Wow, what an interesting development. Not surprising though, unfortunately.
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Old 02-11-2012, 02:52 PM
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NO Freakin WAY!!!!!!!!!! I had under bid an apartment and still lost it to him...maybe this is why?
Well, I guess that account is up for grabs again.

Maybe give them a call Monday.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:03 PM
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Supposedly this isn't the first time this has happened to him. I spoke with one of the owners of the larger companies in the area this afternoon and asked him what he thought would happen, his exact response was "hes a cat with nine lives". Any management company that wishes to continue to do work with them is just saying that they condone this type of behavior
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:16 PM
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He may have used up his ninth. I read the article and he is facing 5 years and 250K fine.
The indictment is for one count of felony, conspiracy to commit visa fraud.


http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story...storyid=303055
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:26 PM
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Do you use a mini track machine as your equip to build hardscapes?
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My buddy does all my excavation and yes he uses a 331 and a t-190. We pretty much just use the 190 for moving rock unless we are digging a patio. Really depends on the site. It cost me a little more but he is GOOD and what he does in an hour would take me 6 or more.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:29 PM
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I think all/most of the big companies use illegals and just pay the fines if they get caught. I have no idea what they pay them though.
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:47 PM
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He may have used up his ninth. I read the article and he is facing 5 years and 250K fine.
The indictment is for one count of felony, conspiracy to commit visa fraud.


http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story...storyid=303055
What's weird is it says "each count", does that mean for every illegal he had?

STL i thought i had read you had a mini track like the MT 55...just wanted some feedback on them in general
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