A grand jury issued a 12-count indictment on Thursday alleging that managers at a Postville meat packing plant were intricately involved in efforts to hire undocumented workers. The indictment was unsealed on Friday.
The indictment included three new defendants who will face federal charges, bringing the total number of managers indicted to five. Former chief executive Sholom Rubashkin and human resources worker Karina Freund were already facing federal charges.
Thursday's indictment pulls together several other cases and includes charges of conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants for profit; harboring and aiding and abetting undocumented immigrants for profit; conspiracy to commit document fraud; aiding and abetting document fraud; aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft; and bank fraud.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials raided the Agriprocessors plant in May and arrested 389 workers making it the largest raid in U.S. history.
Updated: Wed, Jul 5th 2017 @ 2:30pm EDT