Prosecutors seek prison for car wash chain owner

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to send the owner of a Phoenix-area car wash chain to prison for illegal hiring at his business.

U.S. District Judge Neil Wake is scheduled to sentence Daniel Lewis Hendon on Nov. 21 on his guilty plea to a felony charge of identity fraud.

A sentencing memorandum submitted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for Arizona recommends an 18-month prison sentence followed by 19 months of home confinement.

The office says prison is appropriate because Hendon engaged in a "massive, multi-year, company-wide scheme" to have Danny's Family Car Wash employ people not authorized to work in the United States.

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