Following investigation and resulting charges, Asplundh Tree Expert Co. pled guilty to hiring undocumented immigrants and will pay $95 million in criminal forfeiture and civil penalties, which amounts to the largest fine ever assessed in a single immigration case. The government alleged that the higher level management of the company “remained willfully blind” to the lower managers knowingly hiring and employing unauthorized workers.  In addition to paying substantial fines above, Asplundh has committed to a number of remedial and corrective measures aimed to ensure proper employment eligibility compliance and establish and improve related corporate practices.