The head of a Chicago firm has been found guilty in a U.S.
District Court of defrauding a Wisconsin bank as part of a scheme to help
illegal immigrants obtain commercial drivers licenses.
According to The Associated Press, Adam Babul, owner
of Bamba Inc., claimed his company would help individuals looking for legal
status in the United States. However, prosecutors charged that Babul himself is
in the country illegally and that he used illegal methods to obtain commercial
Babul had employees of his company take immigrants seeking
CDLs to Wisconsin, where the employees would act as interpreters for written
exams while at the same time feeding answers to applicants.
The applicants were taken to Wisconsin because Illinois has
banned interpreters from helping with written tests.
The company also helped applicants set up bank accounts in
Wisconsin using phony information.
Earlier this month, three employees of the company pleaded
guilty to taking part in the scheme. Two of the employees testified at Babul’s