DOJ Charges 148 Swift Workers With Identity Theft

Law360, New York (January 16, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A raid of meat processing company Swift & Co. has resulted in charges against 148 illegal aliens who allegedly stole the identities of U.S. citizens to gain employment, the Department of Justice said.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents raided six meat-processing plants owned by Swift, one of the largest processors of pork and beef, in December and found 1,282 illegal alien workers in Cactus, Texas; Grand Island, Neb.; Greeley, Colo.; Hyrum, Utah; Marshalltown, Iowa and Worthington, Minn.

The raids came after a 10-month identity theft...
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