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12.21.06

Swift Suspects Waive Hearing

Dozens of suspects arrested in connection to an illegal immigration raid at the Swift plant in Cactus have waived their hearings. 
  

53 suspects were set to go before a federal judge this morning for a second appearance.
   

But NewsChannel 10 found out their lawyers have advised them against it.
   

We spoke with a court clerk official who tells us lawyers can now file to dismiss the criminal complaints... Or detainees could go before a grand jury within the next 30 days.
   

The suspects received criminal charges last week relating to identity fraud and immigration violations.
  

For now, they will remain in the Randall County Jail.

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