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Federal agents raid local business, owner suspected of employing over 100 illegal aliens

Updated: May 1, 2019

According to the court documents, officials with the Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) filed for a request on Wednesday April 24 for a search warrant of Aztec Framing at 1641 Old Lafayette Road in Rossville. Juan Antonio Perez CEO/Owner and wife Eva Torres are citizens of Mexico, and have been in The United States illegally for several years. They have grown Aztec Framing into a successful business with three current locations including Rossville, Cartersville, and Hixson, TN. Reports say Perez and his subcontractors employed illegal aliens so no payroll taxes are withheld and receive no insurance or other kind of benefits. Reports say Perez has a "fun house" in Kingston Georgia at 375 Boulder Road where he stores vehicles and his other expensive items. He also spent time with multiple women other than his wife. The house can only be seen by a helicopter and is guarded 24/7 by armed guards. "Perez has used his wealth to indulge his taste for expensive vehicles/ ranging from expensive/ limited-edition Ford Raptor pickup trucks to classic muscle cars to contemporary sports cars/ including Porsches and a Nissan GTR. The investigation has found that Perez owns dozens of such vehicles/ all of which are registered in other

peoples names including/ as developed below/ Jorge or Vanessa

Cabanas/ or Jeff Espmoza. Few if any of these vehicles would be of any

practical use for a construction business. Perez stores many of these

vehicles in the three- and four-car garages that he has added to most of

his properties/ including two to his home. Several of these garages are

equipped with lifts that double their holding capacity by making it

possible to store two vehicles in each bay." Evidence shows there is probable cause to believe that Juan Antonio Perez has committed and is committing the offenses of harboring aliens for his commercial advantage and private financial gain/ in violation of 8 U.S.C g§ 1324(a)(l)(A)(iii) and (iv) & (B)(l); is an illegal alien in possession of firearms/ in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(5); and has committed money laundering violations of 18 U.S.C §§ 1956 a) l) and 1957 a). Perez is said to own dozens of luxury vehicles, all of which are registered in other peoples' names. Agnets with Homeland Security Investigation (HSI), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), Federal Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and Bartow County Sheriff's Office raided his business early Tuesday morning in Rossville.