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NY State Police get $2.1M in co.'s forfeited funds
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Federal officials have presented New York State Police with more than $2 million forfeited by a pallet recycling company that employed illegal immigrants in 26 states.

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Albany says a check for $2.16 million was presented to state police Superintendent Joseph D'Amico at a Sunday night ceremony in connection with the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in Chicago.

Last week, a total of $240,000 in funds forfeited by IFCO Systems North America was distributed to the Schenectady and Guilderland police departments and the Albany County District Attorney's Office.

It was the second of three installments of the more than $20 million IFCO agreed to pay as part of a 2008 settlement with federal prosecutors.

The Houston-based company is a subsidiary of the Netherlands-based IFCO Systems.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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