WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of former Agriprocessors slaughterhouse manager Sholom Rubashkin, who is charged with dozens of child labor law violations.

The final arguments are expected to take much of the day Wednesday.

Rubashkin faces 67 misdemeanor child labor counts that allege he allowed minors to work too long and around dangerous chemicals and machinery. On Tuesday, Black Hawk County Judge Nathan Callahan tossed out 16 charges because five minors listed in a complaint failed to testify.

Rubashkin is awaiting sentencing on separate federal financial fraud convictions.

Agriprocessors was the site of a May 2008 raid in which 389 workers were arrested on immigration charges.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, http://www.desmoinesregister.com

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