- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - The co-owner of a dry cleaning firm has admitted that he and his partner conspired to evade payroll taxes for workers who were living in the country illegally.

Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Phillip Hui, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy to obstruct and impede the IRS and to harboring the workers.

Hui co-owned the Voorhees business with Kathy Lei, a 35-year-old Williamstown resident who recently pleaded guilty to similar charges. Both could face up to 15 years in prison when they are sentenced Aug. 11.

Prosecutors say the pair paid their workers in cash in 2012 and 2013. The workers lived at a house owned by Lei and two others.

By failing to report the workers to the IRS, the owners avoided paying more than $97,000 in payroll taxes.



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