State child labor trial moved from Allamakee County to Black Hawk County, delayed from April 20 to August 4.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Attorneys for the owner and former managers of an embattled northeast Iowa kosher slaughterhouse have been granted a delay in trial on thousands of child labor charges.
During a hearing Wednesday in Waterloo, a judge continued the trial involving Agriprocessors Inc. of Postville and its owner and former leaders until Aug. 4. Trial had been scheduled for April 20.
The judge also ordered the trial to be moved about 70 miles from Allamakee County to Black Hawk County.
The judge will rule at a later date on other arguments, including motions to dismiss.
The Iowa attorney general's office filed more than 10,000 child labor charges against the plant, its owners and former managers accusing them of hiring minors and in some cases of having children younger than 16 handle dangerous equipment.