Sentencing rescheduled in Miss. immigration raid

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge has rescheduled the sentencing hearing for the only company executive charged in the nation's largest workplace raid on illegal immigrants.

Jose Humberto Gonzalez pleaded guilty to conspiracy in an indictment that alleged he knowingly hired illegal immigrants at Howard Industries in Laurel, where he was personnel director.

Sentencing had been scheduled for Monday.

Court records indicated it was pushed back to Oct. 28.

More than 600 were arrested in the August 2008 raid.

Gonzalez faces up to five years on the conspiracy charge.

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