NEWS RELEASE                                             

For Immediate Release
June 9, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
  (850) 651-7420

     Investigators with the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office today (June 9) wrapped up an investigation into allegations that undocumented workers are employed at the construction site of the new Okaloosa County Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wright.

     Random surveillance done since the allegations were first received revealed no change in the workforce during that time period.  Today, Sheriff’s Office investigators did a walkthrough of the job site and spoke to both workers and supervisors.  No evidence was found to support allegations that illegal or undocumented workers were present. 

     The general contractor, CDM Constructors of Maitland, Florida, requires all subcontractors to follow state and federal law as they apply to screening and hiring authorized employees.