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Company Slow to Pay Judgment for Disabled Workers
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Federal and state officials are having trouble collecting the multimillion-dollar judgments a Texas company was ordered to pay for mistreating 32 mentally disabled workers at an Iowa labor camp.
The Des Moines Register reports Henry's Turkey Service of Goldthwaite, Tex., has yet to pay nearly $6 million in fines and judgments against the company and Kenneth Henry.
A jury agreed last year that Henry's discriminated against its employees, who were hired out to work at an Iowa turkey processing plant. The initial verdict was the largest in the history of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which brought the case.
So far, federal officials have collected assets worth between $30,000 and $40,000, and they're collecting about $3,500 in monthly lease payments on land owned by Henry.