untitledThe Justice Department, in a statement made Monday, announced the indictment of two Florida businessmen who allegedly harbored several illegal aliens in the Branson area.

Delray Beach residents,  Martin Ghambaryan, 29, and Mikayel Abrahamyan, 34, who incorporated LLC businesses in Missouri, were charged with concealing and harboring aliens illegally working for those businesses.  They are alleged to have collected fees from the illegal workers following expiration of temporary work visas, promising to obtain extensions, but failing to do so.

They threatened deportation as a way to force the aliens to continue working for their businesses.

Together, they funneled more than 710,000 dollars into both businesses.