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Prosecutors rest their case in Rubashkin trial

WATERLOO (AP) -- Black Hawk County prosecutors have rested their case against a former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse.

Sholom Rubashkin is being tried on 83 counts of child labor violations. The charges followed a May 2008 raid at the former Agriprocessors plant in Postville where 389 illegal immigrants, including children, were detained.

The final prosecution witness was Elmer Lopez Marroquinn, who testified he told labor investigators he was under age 18 before the immigration raid. The Guatemalan resident, who was employed by Agriprocessors at 16, said a plant human resources employee told him not to reveal his true age before he met with the inspectors.

The jury was sent home until Wednesday morning when the defense will begin with its witnesses.

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