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
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,