All good things are not always as they appear. I was in shocked to read that a few of the restaurants I frequent were all over my newsfeed for federal investigations.


Just today news broke that 50 employees of four local restaurants are under investigation by federal agents. According to WIVB those investigations are for the employees of 42 year old, Sergio Mucino. Mulino owns Agave, El Agave, Don Tequila and La Divina. ( Some of my Favorite places :(  ) The restaurants are located in Kenmore, Cheektowaga, and Buffalo.


Allegedly the owner and a few others being charged were responsible for employing several undocumented immigrants. Those employees were paid in cash and allegedly took home around $500-$800 a week. If the owner is convicted of these crimes he could face 10 years in prison and/or a $250,000 fine.


Today federal agents made their way into the four locations conducting enforcement actions. No exact details on the actions of the agents at the restaurants today have been released due to the ongoing investigation.


As of right now all the restaurants remain closed.