CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former manager at a US kosher slaughterhouse has been extradited from Israel and pleaded not guilty to charges that he harbored immigrants illegally for profit.
An indictment charges Hasam Omara with 25 counts related to harboring people in the US illegally and two counts related to document fraud.
Omara fled to Israel, where he has citizenship, after an immigration raid in 2008 at the former Agriprocessors plant in Iowa. It resulted in the arrest of 389 workers.
Omara was a poultry production manager.
Israel authorities arrested him in 2011, and he was extradited to the US on Thursday.
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