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Cleaning crew at state buildings in Phoenix booked

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PHOENIX (CBS5/AP) -

Nine janitorial workers suspected of using fictitious documents to get jobs and their manager were arrested in a raid of state office buildings in Phoenix.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said the raid that resulted in the arrests of the Upright Commercial Cleaning employees was carried out Thursday night at Arizona Department of Transportation offices near the state capitol.

Arpaio said the nine workers are illegal immigrants and the manager is a U.S. citizen suspected of knowing that employees were using fake documents.

The bust marks the 83rd business raid by Arpaio's office since 2008.

Critics say the raids have done little to hold employers accountable.

Supporters say the raids have helped combat identity theft.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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