JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The government held a press conference Thursday morning in Jackson to give an update on the ICE raids that occurred one year ago at poultry plants in central Mississippi.
In August 2019, hundreds of people were detained in raids across Mississippi by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
The raids took place during the course of one morning at seven locations across Mississippi with 680 people detained in the largest single-state worksite enforcement operation in the nation's history.
Nearly 300 detainees were later released.
U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst announced a federal grand jury indicted four more people in connection to the raids.
He unsealed the indictments Thursday, including the indictment of a woman from Kosciusko.
A federal grand jury indicted Carolyn Johnson, 50, on six counts of harboring illegal aliens, one count of wire fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.
Hurst said Johnson formerly worked as a human resources manager at Pearl River Foods in Carthage.
She faces a maximum of up to 84 years in prison and $2.25 million in fines.
Johnson appeared in federal court in Jackson Thursday afternoon and entered a not guilty plea to the charges.
A federal judge set an October trial date for her.