Miss. company pleads guilty in immigration raid

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    Miss. company pleads guilty in immigration raid

    Feb 24, 6:46 PM (ET)

    By HOLBROOK MOHR


    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - One of Mississippi's most successful private companies pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to violate immigration laws related to the nation's largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants, federal authorities said.

    Immigration agents detained more than 600 illegal immigrants at Howard Industries' electrical transformer plant in Laurel during a massive raid on Aug. 25, 2008. Most of them were deported, though a few were convicted on identity theft charges for using fraudulent documents and providing fake papers to other workers.

    The company had repeatedly denied knowing that illegal immigrants worked at the plant, but pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to one count of conspiracy. The company agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine, which is larger than normal for such a conviction, the U.S. Justice Department said in a news release.

    The company said in a statement that it was pleased to resolve the investigation "based on the actions of its former human resources manager Jose Humberto Gonzalez."

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    We need to see more of this.
     
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    Not good enough...
     
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    agreed...
     
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    At best, they should have to pay into a charity that specifically helps those out of work in their State the amount that 600 legal workers would have made at that company however many years they worked those illegals. I mean a proper wage, not what they were paying those illegals for you know they wern't being paid shit.
     
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    Every little bit helps. It's a good beginning to ending workplace hiring of illegal aliens. This company will think twice about hiring "cheap" labor now.:clap2:
    Nate, Be greatful for what little enforcement we get.:eusa_pray:
    $2.5 million ain't chicken feed.
     
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    Well for a billion dollar company it kinda is LilOlLady;
    But your right, I shouldn't bitch! They're finally hitting these companies that turn a blind eye on those who hire. Make this company an example though to others who think it's alright to hire illegals in this country.
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - sue the bastids...
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    Mississippi's Howard Industries Faces Lawsuit Alleging Discrimination Against U.S. Citizens after Pleading Guilty to Hiring Undocumented Workers
    March 01, 2011 | On the heels of pleading guilty to hiring undocumented workers, Howard Industries, a Mississippi company, is the target of a lawsuit that accuses it of denying jobs to non-immigrants.
     
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    There goes a bunch of Obama voters in Mississippi.
     

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