On October 7, 2009, Mary Gurin, the owner of Ideal Staffing, a Bensenville temporary employment agency, and her assistant, Norinye Benitez, were sentenced in federal court for harboring illegal aliens for financial gain and assisting them to obtain unauthorized access to secure areas at O'Hare International Airport, including the tarmac. Ms. Gurin, who pleaded guilty on May 11, 2009, was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison. Ms. Benitez pleaded guilty on December 12, 2008 and received 12 months and one day of imprisonment. The government stated that between February 2006 and November 2007, Ms. Gurin knowingly employed at least 54 undocumented workers and helped them obtain airport security badges by fraud. Ms. Gurin falsified information on their security badge application forms which allowed the workers to enter secure areas while loading pallets, freight and meals for companies doing business at O'Hare, including some commercial airlines. Ms. Gurin also distributed airport security badges issued in other names to undocumented workers, which bypassed the appropriate security screening process and allowed access to secure areas. The undocumented workers are from Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador and all face state felony charges for possessing fraudulent identification in the form of an airport security badge. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has recovered 34 fraudulent airport badges.