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Agriprocessors worker pleads guilty

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A human resources employee with a kosher slaughterhouse raided by immigration agents plead guilty for her alleged role in helping illegal workers use false documents.

Laura Althouse appeared in federal court Wednesday in Cedar Rapids to change her plea from not guilty.

She was charged with aiding and abetting document fraud, aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft and conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants.

Telephone calls to Althouse's lawyer weren't immediately returned. U.S. attorney's officials would not comment on plea deals.

Althouse was one of two human resources employees at Agriprocessors Inc. in Postville who face federal immigration charges.

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