9,300 counts of child labor law violations will no longer go to trial April 20.
DES MOINES, IA - Iowa prosecutors have withdrawn their opposition to delaying the trial for a kosher meatpacking plant and its top managers charged with child labor law violations.
Attorney's for Agriprocessors Inc. and its leaders, Abraham Rubashkin, Sholom Rubashkin and four other employees had asked to delay the trial, set for April 20 in Allamakee County.
The state objected but on Thursday the Iowa attorney general's office withdrew its resistance to the delay, indicating it is needed for the analysis of e-mails seized from the Postville plant.
The company and its leaders face more than 9,300 counts of child labor law violations at the plant, which was the site of a federal immigration raid last May that resulted in the arrest of nearly 400 illegal immigrants.