A man who illegally recruited workers from his native Portugal to work at his Dunkin’ Donuts stores wasn’t just helping them start a new life—he was “exploiting” their situation for his bottom line, ruled federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton. In a sentencing in New Haven’s federal court, Arterton sent the man off to prison for 10 months and gave his college-aged daughter, also named in the scheme, 250 hours of community service.
Jose Calhelha (pictured above, with back turned to camera), 47, of Guilford, pleaded guilty in December to recruiting and harboring six undocumented workers to work in his 10 area Dunkin’ Donuts stores. His daughter, Diana, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of hiring an illegal alien.
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