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Howard Industries pleads guilty to conspiracy

LAUREL — One of Mississippi’s most successful private companies pleaded guilty yesterday 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 Aug. 25, 2008. The company had repeatedly denied knowing ...

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Coast men charged with using illegal workers

BILOXI — Three men have been indicted on charges of conspiring to use undocumented immigrants for construction work at Keesler Air Force Base. Federal court documents identify them as Randall Jacob Weitzel and two of his employees, Edwood S. Brodtmann and Agustin Arcadia. The indictment says Weitzel was operating Biloxi-based businesses known as Artisan Textures Inc. and Procoat, and was ...

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