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Sentencing again delayed in US immigration raid

Sentencing again delayed in US immigration raid

A federal judge has again postponed sentencing for the only executive convicted in the nation's largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants, and a legal expert said the continued delays could mean he's cooperating in an ongoing investigation.
Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty in December 2009 to conspiracy and admitted he knowingly hired illegal immigrants at a Howard Industries plant in Laurel, where more than 600 workers had been detained in a raid the year before.
Gonzalez, who was the personnel director at the plant, is the only company official charged in the case so far.
His sentencing has been delayed four times without public explanation. It was most recently scheduled for next week, but U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett canceled that in an order issued Wednesday.


Updated : 2021-04-22 20:20 GMT+08:00