27 Arrested in Raid on Apparel Vendor and Decorator Sportex Apparel
Nearly 30 people have been arrested after the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office served a search warrant Friday at a Tempe, Arizona-based company accused of hiring workers illegally. The company, Sportex Apparel, sells and decorates apparel.
Officer Christopher Hegstrom with MCSO said the search warrant was served around 12:30 p.m. at Sportex Apparel LLC, located near 52nd Street and University Drive. In a seven-month long investigation, deputies learned that as many as 19 employees were using false identification to work at Sportex, said Hegstrom.