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Agriprocessors supervisor: Plant will be closed Thursday

POSTVILLE (KWWL) - An Agriprocessor supervisor told KWWL-TV that the plant will not be open on Thursday.

He also told us employees of the plant have not yet been paid this week.

Production at the plant was suspended earlier this week.

Meanwhile, former CEO Shalom Rubashkin was back in federal court Wednesday.

Federal attorneys argued that he should be detained because he is a flight risk and probably would not return for trial on his own.

He remains in federal custody.

Rubashkin was arrested on Friday on bank fraud charges. He's accused of carrying out a $35 million fraud scheme. 

The plant was the site of an immigration raid in May in which nearly 400 workers were arrested.

It stopped processing cattle a few weeks ago but continued to process chickens until last week.

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