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17 Indicted Following Neb. Immigration Probe

posted on March 19, 2010

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Federal authorities have indicted 17 people on fraud, identity theft and related charges following an immigration probe at a Fremont meatpacking plant.

A news release issued Thursday by the U.S. Attorney Deborah Gilg's office says a federal grand jury has returned indictments on those people arrested March 9 at the Fremont Beef Co. for immigration violations.

The suspects are accused of using the identities of U.S. citizens who had complained to the Federal Trade Commission that their identities had been stolen.

Federal authorities say plant management cooperated with them during the investigation.

The 17 people come from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

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