The former CEO of Agriprocessors Inc., was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents Thursday and charged with criminal violations of immigration law. The charges were announced by U.S. Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth, Northern District of Iowa.
The complaint alleges that the week before a May 12, 2008, ICE enforcement operation at
Agriprocessors in Postville, Rubashkin – then the CEO of Agriprocessors – loaned $4,500 in $100
bills to employees who were known to have bad identification documents. Agriprocessors
supervisors later allegedly distributed money to illegal alien employees so that they could
purchase new, fake lawful permanent resident cards (“green cards”) under different names.
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