Cho Nam Kwan has been disqualified as a director for six years after an investigation found he had been employing illegal immigrants at his restaurant, Tai Pan, in Liverpool.
He was fined £35,000 for employing seven immigrants but failed to pay up. His company Jasco Limited, trading as Tai Pan, went into Creditors Voluntary Liquidation (CVL) in June 2012. Debt totalled £64,040.
Home Office Immigration Enforcement visited Cho back in 2012, alongside various other directors across England and Wales who had broken the law. The Insolvency Service was brought in to investigate the directors concerned.
Business Minister, Jo Swinson, said in a statement, “People who employ illegal workers are not only breaking the law, they are also damaging their local economy. From stopping people from getting honest jobs to undermining businesses in their communities, the costs are huge.”
Richard Mulligan, from the Insolvency Service investigations department, commented “The Insolvency Service rigorously pursues directors who fail to pay fines imposed by the government for breaking employment and immigration laws. We have worked closely in this case with our colleagues at the Home Office to achieve this disqualification.”
Directors, take note!