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Immigrant workers sue Minnesota vegetable farm for shorted pay, 'deplorable' conditions

Nearly 40 immigrant workers claim in a federal lawsuit that a central Minnesota vegetable farm shorted their paychecks and subjected them to "deplorable" working and living conditions.

The workers, who hail primarily from Honduras, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, Monday sued John Svihel and Svihel Vegetable Farm in U.S. District Court for Minnesota. They allege Svihel and his company violated the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.

In a statement, Svihel farm said the lawsuit "is wrong on the facts and the law, full of falsehoods, mistruths and outright lies."


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