Howard execs' computers seized in ICE raid

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Search warrants reveal that federal

agents seized 23 computers and payroll, employee earnings and

unclaimed wage records in the immigration raid on Howard Industries

last month.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 595

allegedly illegal workers at the factory in Laurel.

Warrants filed Monday in federal district court describe what

the agents were cleared to confiscate, and an inventory of what

they took from the factory and from corporate offices in

Ellisville. A third warrant for the Laurel facility was sealed and

not available to the public.

The warrants made public show that the seized computers include

those of the company's president and its chief executive officer.

The company's switchboard was closed Saturday; attorney Richard

L. "Dick" Yoder did not return calls.

Neither returned calls Friday, The Hattiesburg American



Information from: The Hattiesburg American,

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