Update: Prisma Graphic CEO Speaks Out After MCSO Raid

The CEO of a Phoenix business (Prisma Graphic) says his company’s reputation is tarnished in the wake of a raid by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday. “They could have sent two deputies here, gone through our files, asked for these six people to see and we would have brought them up,” Robert Anderson said. “To bring in helicopters, 60 sheriff’s deputies was overkill.”

Anderson said the people in question were hired before the E-Verify program went into effect Jan. 1, 2008.

“We can’t go back and do everybody in the company; we aren’t required to do that,” he said…

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Source: KTVK.

Setting the Record Straight

Prisma Graphic also sent out the following press release to provide the company’s perspective on the events.

Statement: Prisma Graphic will be cooperating fully with MCSO in their investigation of illegally documented employees and show that the company has followed all state and federal requirements; the company can also show that client documents and all proprietary information are secure at all times.

Prisma Graphic has provided the Maricopa County Sherriff’s Office with all hiring documentation on the seven current employees and the eleven previous employees under question by the MCSO on their legal status. These documents include verifications made by Prisma Graphic with E-Verify; I-9 forms and supporting documentation. Prisma Graphic stands by its hiring practices and takes every step required by the state and federal laws.

Media interviews earlier today with the MCSO suggest that Prisma was printing false documents or other forgeries on the premises. No such conduct is happening on the premises and the search warrant did not relate to any such allegations.

Prisma Graphic is responsible for the printing and mailing of promotional marketing materials for numerous clients in multiple industries, include finance and healthcare. The company does not print credit cards, credit card statements or checks at this time.

Customer data, including the information for hunting and fishing licensing; and all confidential information provided to Prisma Graphic by its clients, financial and otherwise, is all housed on a secure network that is firewall protected and encrypted.

Confidential materials and mailings are processed in a secure building with limited access provided only to authorized employees. The building is under 24/7 security surveillance, with cell phone access limited to management to also ensure that at no time can employees have an opportunity to produce or distribute proprietary information or create false documents. Printing machinery is only accessible by authorized personnel and all print jobs are approved and supervised.

In a press release issued this afternoon from the Sherriff’s Office, it states, “A phone call by a tipster informed MCSO that certain financial records were being produced. Although the Sheriff’s Office had received information that credit card information, hunting tags and ACCESS health care information were present, no physical evidence to corroborate the tipster’s information was discovered at the scene. Additionally, no political campaign ads or other campaign literature was uncovered during today’s operation as the tipster indicated.

To learn more about Prisma Graphic and its services visit prismagraphic.com. For media inquiries, interviews or to request a tour of the facility please contact Juliet Straker at (602) 549-7188.

About Prisma Graphic
Prisma Graphic, headquartered in Phoenix, is a full-service, marketing solutions provider with an emphasis in commercial printing that specializes in online marketing supply chains and has been ranked #1 by Ranking Arizona magazine for four years running. Founded in 1980, Prisma works from 143,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art facilities and offers products and services that include web, sheetfed and variable digital printing, design support, data analytics, warehousing, fulfillment and complete in-house mailing.