Trial delay requested in illegal immigrant case
An attorney has asked for a continuance in the trial of a couple charged with knowingly using illegal immigrants at their irrigation company in central Mississippi.
A federal indictment says Paul and Barbara Love used illegal immigrants as far back as 2003 at Love Irrigation Inc., based in Ridgeland.
The indictment says the Loves were told by immigration officials in 2008 that some of their employees were illegal immigrants. They allegedly continued using the illegal workers, but designated them as contract laborers, paid them in cash and picked them up from off-site locations.
They pleaded not guilty Nov. 3.
The Loves’ attorney filed a motion Monday to postpone the January trial date so he could have more time to work on their defense.
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