New Indictment in Immigration Raid

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The personnel director of a Mississippi company targeted in the nation's largest raid on undocumented workers faces a new federal indictment for allegedly hiring people he knew were illegal immigrants.

Jose Humberto Gonzalez was first indicted May 6 on conspiracy and employee fraud charges related to the raid on Howard Industries in Laurel on August 25, 2008. Nearly 600 suspected illegal immigrants were detained.

A new 12-count indictment also accuses Gonzalez of aggravated identity theft for hiring people he allegedly knew had stolen identities.

Several of Gonzalez's attorneys did not immediately respond to messages. The U.S. Attorney's office didn't return a call.

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  • by CARL Location: PHILLY on Sep 17, 2009 at 02:04 PM
    Why indict this man when our goverment won't stop them from comeing into this country. even though most of us say we don't want them to come here, maybe i'am wrong but in this country ant it we the people in charge or has that changed with me noing it. wake up America!!!!! or the land of the free will sone be a third world country. seems thats what the dem's want.
  • by Mike Location: Meridian on Sep 17, 2009 at 08:12 AM
    What did they do with those 600 illegal immigrants? I bet your sweet little butt they didn't send them back to their homeland. I think some politicians picked them up and are using them for cleaning their houses, cooking, lawn care, basically as personal slaves. This is one reason I think nothing is being done about illegal immigrants because the "uppidy class people" are benefitting from this and if they do something about it then they would have to pay more for the same help. This is no different than harbouring a terriorist, they are harbouring illegal immigrants and should be punished.
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