According to this article
in the Cincinnati Enquirer
, the owner of the company that helped build the Schermerhorn Symphony Center and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital has pled guilty to hiring illegal immigrants on a number of construction projects. The company—Spectrum Interiors—will be fined $2 million. Spectrum also worked on a 20-story luxury condominium complex in Covington, Ky. The company’s owner, Jeff Wolnitzek, also happens to be a councilman in a Fort Wright, Ky. It’s unclear from the indictment whether illegal immigrants were employed in the Nashville projects. The indictment stems from a federal raid on the Covington condo construction site that netted 30 illegal immigrants.
According to the article, “The move-in date for the luxury condominiums has since been moved back until early next year, partly because of labor shortages in the construction industry.”
Labor shortage? Hmmm…