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Defense wants plant workers barred from testifying

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -- Lawyers for Shalom Rubashkin are asking a judge to bar former plant workers from testifying.

About 32 workers at Agriprocessors are listed as government witnesses in the upcoming trial. In a motion filed Monday, Rubashkin's attorneys say some witnesses are "incompetent to testify" because of their desires to return home. Prosecutors kept many of the witnesses in the country, despite their wishes to return to Guatemala, Mexico and other homelands.

Rubashkin is accused of immigrant harboring, bank fraud, mail fraud and wire fraud.

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