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Slaughterhouse manager arrested for hiring undocumented workers

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One of the women detained in the May raid at the AgriProcessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, wears an ankle monitor at an immigration rights rally in July.
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(AP) - A former manager of a kosher slaughterhouse raided by federal immigration agents in May has been arrested on charges of hiring undocumented workers.

      Immigration agents arrested Sholom Rubashkin, son of company owner Abraham Aaron Rubashkin, in Postville, Iowa, on Thursday.

     Rubashkin, 49, will face charges of conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants for financial gain, aiding and abetting document fraud and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft.

      Agents raided the Agriprocessors plant on May 12, arresting 389 people in what officials said was one of the largest single-site immigration busts in U.S. history.

      A message left for Agriprocessors officials wasn't returned.

             (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)