5 plead guilty in Pa. immigration raid
SCRANTON, Pa.

Five Indonesian nationals have pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from a raid at a Poconos manufacturing plant that netted 81 suspected illegal immigrants.

The defendants pleaded guilty to conspiracy to transport illegal immigrants. They also agreed to cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating the situation at Iridium Industries.

Charges are still pending against Jimmy Nguyen, the owner of a Wilkes-Barre employment agency that supplied temporary workers to Iridium. Nguyen has pleaded innocent.

Iridium officials have said that last summer's raid at its East Stroudsburg plant was focused on the temp agency, not on Iridium itself. No charges have been filed against the plant, which makes plastic squeeze tubes for lotions and other products.
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