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Monday, February 6, 2023


Sept. 21, 2001 – The owner of the Plaza Extra supermarkets on St. Croix and St. Thomas has been sentenced to one month of home confinement and one year of probation for having employed three illegal aliens.
Fathi Yusuf had pleaded guilty in June 2000 to three counts of hiring undocumented workers. The maximum penalty for each count was six months in prison and a $3,000 fine.
As part of his sentence, Yusuf, 60, will be allowed to go to work while he is on home confinement. He must provide investigators a list of all of his employees each month, according to court records.
Since entering his guilty plea, Yusuf, a father of 10, has received permission at times to travel to Jordan and the West Bank to attend to family matters, including the weddings of two of his children.
In entering the plea agreement last year, Yusuf admitted to hiring Ahmed Daas in September 1998, as well as Mohammed Alqadi and Suleiman Mohammed Jussef in 1999, according to court documents.

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