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Testimony surprises DCI agent

WATERLOO (AP) -- An Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation agent says testimony an Agriprocessors slaughterhouse manager was told about minors working at the plant comes as a surprise.

Special Agent Jon Burbett testified Thursday that Matthew Derrick never told him about a meeting he had with Sholom Rubashkin. Derrick testified two weeks ago he told Rubashkin there were minors working at the facility, and the executive didn't seem to care.

The defense claims the only time Derrick mentioned that discussion was when he took the stand.

Burbett, a defense witness, testified he interviewed Derrick after the 2008 raid on the Postville slaughterhouse and Derrick never mentioned the exchange he allegedly had with Rubashkin.

Rubashkin is charged with 83 counts of child labor violations. He also is awaiting sentencing on federal fraud charges.

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