Thursday, November 3, 2022

The 13th nominee for the “Worst Employer of 2022” is … the slaughtering supervisor

There's retaliation … and then there's murder. 

A federal court jury recently returned a unanimous guilty verdict against Juan Rangel-Rubio for murdering a whistleblower who exposed a multi-million-dollar scheme to fraudulently employ undocumented workers. His two co-defendants—Rangel-Rubio's brother, Pablo, and Higinio Perez-Bravo—await sentencing after pleading guilty for their role in the murder conspiracy. 

The Justice Department fills in the details in a news release.

As reflected in court records and evidence presented to the jury, Pablo Rangel-Rubio worked as a supervisor at Wolf Tree—a contract company that performed tree-cutting services on utility rights-of-way. Working with his brother, Juan Rangel-Rubio, … the two schemed to hire illegal aliens to work for the company, and then routed the illegal aliens' paychecks to their own bank accounts where they skimmed a portion of the pay for themselves. As a result of this scheme, the conspirators netted more than $3.5 million. 
Mr. Montoya, … who also worked at Wolf Tree, saw his colleagues being mistreated and complained to the company and to the EEOC. After Mr. Montoya blew the whistle on the scheme, Pablo Rangel-Rubio arranged for Mr. Montoya's murder by paying Perez-Bravo for the use of his vehicles and to act as the getaway driver when Juan Rangel-Rubio shot Mr. Montoya to death.

It's one thing to fire someone who blows the whistle to a government agency. While it's highly illegal, it probably won't earn you a spot on my Worst Employer list. Murdering them, however? Spot earned! You might be the Worst Employer of 2022.