Friday, August 29, 2008

Postville, IA - Search Warrants Executed At Agriprocessors

Postville, IA - The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and assisting agencies executed a search warrant today at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville.
Bob Brammer, spokesman for Iowa Attorney General’s Office said no arrests were made today and no further information was available.
The office is serving as the prosecutor in the enforcement of state laws in connection with investigations stemming from the May 12 raid at the meat processing plant. The Allamakee County Attorney requested the Attorney General’s Office to take on this role.
More than 300 illegal workers arrested in May at the Postville plant have been charged and sentenced for using false identification to obtain jobs and other federal charges. Some received prison time and others were sentenced to probation and deported.
Two supervisors at the plant recently pleaded to charges of aiding and abetting workers in obtaining false identification and hiring illegal immigrants.
The investigation is ongoing.
U/DChaim Abrahams spokesmen for Agriprocessors has just released below statement.
Agents from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation came today to the Agriprocessors’ plant in Postville with a search warrant, took some photographs, and obtained samples of certain knives and cutting tools used by workers in the production process. As it has done in the past, the company cooperated completely. No one was arrested, and there was no interference with production. As the Attorney General’s press release stated, no charges have been filed and the company, like everyone else in America, is to be “presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.”

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