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No verdict yet in Rubashkin trial


WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) -- Jurors in the child labor trial of former Agriprocessors slaughterhouse manager Sholom Rubashkin are getting the weekend off before they continue deliberations.

Black Hawk County Judge Nathan Callahan dismissed the panel of seven jurors Friday afternoon after they didn't deliver a verdict. They are scheduled to resume deliberations Monday morning.

The jurors began their deliberations Friday morning after almost a month of testimony and arguments.

Rubashkin is charged with 67 counts of child labor violations involving some 26 teenagers from Guatemala and Mexico who worked at Agriprocessors' plant in Postville in 2007 and 2008.

Rubashkin is also currently awaiting sentencing in federal court for a fraud conviction in connection with bank loans the company received.

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