Captain Phip’s Seafood Pleads Guilty to Visa Fraud Resulting in Foreign Workers Being Paid Lower Wages Than Those to Which They Were Entitled

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of Maryland


Between 2013 and 2018 Jamie Harrington Also Knowingly Hired Approximately 89 Undocumented Foreign Workers to Work at Harrington-Controlled Companies

Baltimore, Maryland – Phillip J. “Jamie” Harrington III, age 50, of Dorchester, Maryland, and his company, Capt. Phip’s Seafood Inc. pleaded guilty today to unlawful employment of undocumented workers and to visa fraud, respectively, related to the employment of temporary workers employed at Harrington companies.

The guilty pleas were announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Jonathan F. Lenzner; Special Agent in Charge James R. Mancuso of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Baltimore; Special Agent in Charge Andrew Wroblewski of the Washington Field Office of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS); and Special Agent in Charge Derek Pickle, of the Washington Regional Office, U.S. Department of Labor - Office of Inspector General (DOL-OIG).

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