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Two Agriprocessors Officials Indicted for Encouraging Illegal Immigration
A Third Supervisor at Postville Plant Remains At Large
While two supervisors from Agriprocessors, a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, were arrested this week in connection with a May 12 immigration raid at the plant and appeared in federal court, a third remains on the run.
As originally reported by Iowa Independent, Hosam Amara is believed to have fled the jurisdiction. Amara, according to former plant workers, was the master-mind behind a car sales scheme that encouraged undocumented workers to purchase used cars and fraudulently register them.
Juan Carlos Guerrero-Espinoza, 35, and Martin De La Rosa-Loera, 43, have become the first two members of the company’s management team to face charges since the May raid. Agriprocessors, the dominant kosher food company in the nation, is owned by the Rubashkin family. a politically-connected clan from Brooklyn, New York. Sholom Rubashkin stepped down as the company