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A federal judge closed a filthy Rockland County kosher slaughterhouse Tuesday, saying the plant's dirty birds posed a health risk to the community.
Judge Stephen Robinson shuttered New Square Meats amid allegations the company dodged federal inspectors for years - and sold nearly 2 million uninspected birds to unsuspecting customers.
Patrick Burke, a lawyer for New Square Meats, argued the Spring Valley plant should stay open an extra two weeks until a new kosher poultry supplier could be found for the local Jewish community.
The judge, sitting in White Plains, refused.
Despite the dispute with the feds, New York State's Empire State Development Corp. awarded the Village of New Square a $1.6 million grant for New Square Meats, also known as Adir Poultry, to build a new slaughterhouse next to the problem plant.
A spokesman for the EDC said the grant was now under review, and the money not sent.
He declined to comment on whether the agency knew about the alleged violations when it announced the grant in February.