Todd Cameron relied on an undocumented worker – and six others, according to the government – to run Buffalo Roofing Company.
He also avoided paying income taxes, and on Wednesday U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara sentenced him to 51 months in prison. He also was ordered to pay $508,340 in restitution to the IRS.
Cameron pleaded guilty to harboring an undocumented worker for financial gain and filing a false tax return. He admitted employing an undocumented worker in 2015 and providing him with a vehicle to travel to and from work sites. His company was doing roofing work and general construction services in the Buffalo area at the time.
Cameron also admitted paying for his worker's lodging and, knowing he was undocumented, moving him around in order to avoid immigration officials. The government claims he did the same with six other undocumented workers.
Cameron also acknowledged under-reporting his company's gross receipts to the IRS in 2015. The restitution is what the court decided Cameron owes the IRS.