On Wednesday, James Brantley, 61, of Bean Station, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Ronnie Greer, to tax fraud, wire fraud, and employment of unauthorized illegal aliens. Brantley is the owner of Southeastern Provision, a slaughterhouse and meatpacking plant located in Bean Station. Brantley faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He agreed to pay restitution to the United States government in the total amount of $1,424,000. Beginning in 1988 and continuing through April, Brantley hired unauthorized aliens to work as employees at Southeastern Provision. The unauthorized aliens to reduce his tax obligations, unemployment insurance premiums, unemployment tax obligations, and workers’ compensation insurance premiums. In April a federal search warrant was executed at Southeastern Provision, during which agents discovered at least 104 unauthorized aliens employed there, the largest ICE raid in US history.