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Former Agriprocessors human resources employee due in court

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - Later this week, a former human resources employee at Agriprocessors in Postville is expected to plead guilty to federal charges.

Karina Pilar Freund is charged with conspiracy to harbor undocumented immigrants and harboring, aiding and abetting the harboring of undocumented immigrants for profit.

Fruend pleaded not guilty last month after a federal grand jury returned a 12-count indictment against Agriprocessors and its managers.

The indictment alleged they were intricately involved in efforts to employ illegal immigrants at the Postville plant.

Immigration agents raided the plant in May and arrested 389 workers

Freund is scheduled to appear Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Cedar Rapids for a change of plea hearing.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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