The former CEO, three company managers and a company human resources employee of Agriprocessors Inc., a Postville, Iowa, meat processing company, were charged and indicted for conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens, aggravated identity theft, document fraud and bank fraud. Sholom Rubashkin, former CEO of Agriprocessors, was charged with conspiracy to harbor illegal aliens for profit, harboring illegal aliens for profit, conspiring to commit document fraud, aiding and abetting document fraud, aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft, and bank fraud. Brent Beebe, former Operations Manager, was charged with conspiring to harbor illegal aliens for profit, harboring illegal aliens for profit, conspiring to commit document fraud, aiding and abetting document fraud, and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. Two former Agriprocessors employees, currently fugitives of the law, Hosam Amara, and Zeev Levi, were charged with conspiring to harbor illegal aliens for profit, harboring illegal aliens for profit, conspiring to commit document fraud, and aiding and abetting document fraud. Former human resources employee Karina Pilar Freund, was charged with conspiring to harbor illegal aliens for profit, and harboring illegal aliens for profit.

Agriprocessors faces a possible fine in excess of $500,000 or twice the financial gain for each of the conspiracy, harboring, document fraud, and identity theft charges. On each of the bank fraud charges, it faces a fine in excess of $1 million or twice the loss caused.

Mr. Rubashkin faces a possible maximum sentence of 30 years in prison and a fine in excess of $1 million or twice the loss caused on each of the bank fraud charges. Mr. Rubashkin also faces a possible maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each charge of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, harboring illegal aliens, aiding and abetting document fraud. Mr. Rubashkin also faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiring to commit document fraud; and a mandatory consecutive two years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft.

Mr. Beebe faces a possible penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, harboring illegal aliens, and aiding and abetting document fraud; faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine for conspiring to commit document fraud; and a mandatory consecutive two years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft.

Mr. Amara faces a possible maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, harboring illegal aliens, and aiding and abetting document fraud; and five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the charge of conspiring to commit document fraud.

Mr. Levi faces a possible maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens, harboring illegal aliens, and aiding and abetting document fraud; and five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the charge of conspiring to commit document fraud.

Mr. Freund faces a possible maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge of conspiring to harbor illegal aliens and harboring illegal aliens.