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Guilty pleas follow immigration raid

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Nine people rounded up in the nation's largest workplace raid on suspected illegal immigrants have pleaded guilty to federal identity fraud charges. Authorities say they were sentenced Wednesday to time served and face deportation. Nearly 600 workers at Howard Industries' plant in Laurel were detained Aug. 25 when it was raided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The nine people charged with identity fraud were accused of working at the plant under the names and Social Security numbers of other people. According to court records, some of the information had been reported stolen. Sheila Wilbanks, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office, says the nine will be turned over to ICE, which will handle deportation procedures. A federal public defender, John Weber, who represented the workers, did not immediately respond to a message.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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