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Material witnesses added in Agriprocessors case

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Arrest warrants have been executed for 13 additional material witnesses in the case against two human resources employees of a kosher slaughterhouse raided by federal immigration agents.

Bob Teig, a spokesman for the U.S. attorneys office in Cedar Rapids, says the material witnesses listed in the warrants are en route to Iowa from Florida.

That's where they had been serving sentences on immigration charges stemming from a May raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville.

Last week, a federal judge ordered electronic monitoring of 18 other material witnesses in the case of Laura Althouse and Karina Freund. It's unclear whether they continue to work at Agriprocessors.

The women are facing federal immigration charges that they helped illegal workers obtain and submit false documents.

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