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Iowa plant ex-worker wants ID theft plea withdrawn

Iowa plant ex-worker wants ID theft plea withdrawn

A former human resources employee at an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse where hundreds of illegal immigrants were caught in a raid last year wants to withdraw her guilty plea to identity theft.
Laura Althouse's attorney filed a motion Monday to withdraw the plea after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that undocumented workers who use phony identification can't be considered identity thieves unless they knew they were using ID numbers from real people.
Althouse's attorney, Ward Rouse, declined to comment because she still faces sentencing on May 13 on a charge of conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants for financial gain at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville.
U.S. attorney's spokesman Bob Teig declined to comment because the case is pending.


Updated : 2020-12-04 10:40 GMT+08:00