Dole urges swift end of case in Los Angeles to protect witnesses in Nicaragua
Lawyers for Dole Foods urged a judge in Los Angeles to quickly conclude hearings in a case involving purported banana workers in Nicaragua to protect those who blew the whistle on an alleged multimillion dollar fraud.
In documents filed with Judge Victoria Chaney, the lawyers said a manhunt was being conducted in Nicaragua for the so-called John Doe witnesses, who were being threatened with reprisals unless they recanted their testimony.
The lawyers cited purported statements by a Nicaraguan lawyer during a march and news conference.
Original source: Associated Press