For weeks, employees of the bankrupt Northern Beef Packers plant weren't getting paid.
Now, managers and attorneys are getting hundreds of thousands of dollars as the company moves through bankruptcy court.
Northern Beef Packers laid off nearly all its workers and filed for bankruptcy in July, less than a year after opening.
Now the company is asking bankruptcy court if it can obtain more than $2 million in financing to help facilitate a sale of the plant by the end of the year. A half-million dollars was approved last week and the company will have to wait until the end of the month to have the rest of the financing approved by a judge.
According to documents filed with the court, Northern Beef Packers attorneys will receive more than $400,000 in the next four months for their work. And the managers who remain at the plant will be getting more than $200,000 in salary, including backpay for the final few weeks of July when employees told KELOLAND News they weren't being paid.
An attorney for Northern Beef tells us there will be money available for the laid-off employees who were owed money after the sale of the plant, which will likely happen in December.
Click on the link below to see the budget for the court-approved financing.