Manager at Iowa kosher meat plant is sentenced to 41 months

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Posted: Saturday, February 1, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 2:14 pm, Thu Jun 5, 2014.

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former manager at an Iowa slaughterhouse will spend 30 more months in prison for harboring and financially exploiting immigrant workers who were in the United States illegally, a federal judge ruled Friday.

U.S. District Judge Linda Reade gave former Agriprocessors Inc. manager Hosam Amara a 41-month prison term, the most recommended under advisory sentencing guidelines. But she said that Amara would get credit for 11 months he has already spent in custody since his arrest in Israel and extradition to the U.S., and she rejected a prosecution request for a longer sentence.

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