- Associated Press - Thursday, April 21, 2016

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Hastings woman has been given a year of probation and fined $500 for her role in the unlawful employment of someone authorities say was living in the country illegally.

Federal prosecutors say 43-year-old Stephanie Hagemeier was manager at the Holiday Inn Express in Hastings and knew the Mexican citizen who worked as housekeeping supervisor was being investigated by the Social Security Administration. The woman left the hotel for one in Kearney that also was run by Kearney Hospitality Inc.

Prosecutors say Hagemeier re-employed the woman under a different name at the behest of Paul Younes, who was an officer and director of Kearney Hospitality. Younes is scheduled to be sentenced next month.

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