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It ain’t over till the fat lady sings in Postville!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on August 30, 2008

Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation & State Patrol serve search warrant on Agriprocessors yesterday

The Iowa attorney general’s office had the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation (DCI) along with the Iowa State Patrol serve a search warrant at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville. This Kosher processing plant was the site of a huge Immigration raid in May.

The plant has been accused of violating child-labor laws and worker-safety regulations. Earlier this month, the state Division of Labor recommended that the Iowa Attorney General’s Office file charges after 57 cases of child labor law violations at the plant were uncovered.

Apparently, no one was hauled off but they were probably searching for records. Of course, no comment from Agriprocessors.

So far, top executives and the plant’s owners have not yet faced any charges in connection with the raid or alleged child labor violations. Two lower-level supervisors recently pleaded guilty to Immigration charges and we are betting that the Feds are getting close to charging the exec’s and/or owners. Remember, it ain’t over till the fat lady sings! see stories DesMoines Register…..Chicago Tribune

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At least that gets rid of 10 of them!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on August 17, 2008

ICE upset over federal immigration judge letting ten detained women from the Postville, IA meatpacking raid to return to their homeland without criminal charges. Like how about being here illegally judge? Omaha World-Herald story Des Moines Register story

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Agriprocessors In Trouble: or when your in trouble, make it look like your doing something!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 24, 2008

DES MOINES (AP) — Agriprocessors Inc. is seeking a new chief executive officer after an immigration raid at its meatpacking plant cost it nearly half its work force…..story

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Postville, IA: Nearly 80 percent of the plant’s 970 employees were believed to be using fake IDs

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 21, 2008

The Gormet Retailer – May 20, 2008

Last weeks raid by Federal immigration agents of Agriprocessors Inc., the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking plantin Postville, Iowa found nearly 80 percent of the plant’s 970 employees were believed to be using fake IDs, the Federal affidavit said, citing 2007 payroll records. Undercover sources wearing recording devices were cited by investigators in the affidavit describing instances in which supervisors instructed employees to “fix” their Social Security numbers. ….story

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Iowa: Largest number of illegal aliens to plead guilty & sentenced in one day!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 21, 2008

85 sentenced in Postville immigration raid
Associated Press – May 20, 2008 10:44 AM ET

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) – Federal prosecutors say 85 people arrested in last week’s immigration raid at a meatpacking plant in Postville have been sentenced on federal charges.

They are part of a group of nearly 400 people arrested at the Agriprocessors plant.

They pleaded guilty yesterday in Waterloo. The U.S. attorney’s office says it’s the largest number of defendants to plead guilty and be sentenced in one day.

Officials say 77 pleaded guilty to using false identification to obtain employment. They admitted using the ID of an actual person and were sentenced to five months in prison and face deportation.

Eight others pleaded guilty to using a false ID to obtain employment, but those documents did not belong to an actual person. They were sentenced to five years probation and ordered out of the country.

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Raid Could Make Postville A Ghost Town!

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 15, 2008

Some sluthing around found an interesting web blog, “The Problem With the Lubavitch”. It seems that the Chabad Lubavitch, a worldwide Jewish organization headquartered in Brooklyn, N.Y. owns the Postville processing plant. The Lubavitch are very quietly anti-Israel and the established Jewish-American community does not recognize them. Without going into a lot of detail, which you can read yourself, they appear to operate with questionable business practices and outright scams to increase their profits. The town of Postville has had a history of conflict around Agriprocessors, Inc, and it’s Postville facility has a history of noncompliance with state and federal regulations related to food safety, pollution and workplace safety.

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Feds Arrest Hundreds In Iowa Over Immigration

Posted by nebraskaobserver on May 14, 2008

Postville, Iowa (AHN) – At least 300 people were arrested, mostly over illegal identity theft and illegal immigration, by federal immigration agents in northeastern Iowa at the world’s biggest meat processing plant…..story

Also, see

ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/IA/about/ImmigrationBattle.pdf

http://problemswithlubavitch.wordpress.com/2008/05/14/postville-factory-is-owned-by-the-lubavitch/

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