Sholom Rubashkin denied new trial in Agriprocessors case

October 28, 2010 15:54


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A motion for a new trial for former slaughterhouse executive Sholom Rubashkin was denied.

Federal Chief Judge Linda Reade on Wednesday denied a motion requesting a new trial for the former Agriprocessors vice president. The motion requested a new trial after accusing Reade, the presiding judge in the case, of a conflict of interest and claimed that she should have recused herself.

According to emergency court papers filed Aug. 5 in the US District Court for the Northern District of Iowa, District Court Chief Judge Linda Reade was involved in preparations for the May 2008 raid on the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant in Postville, Iowa. The raid led to Rubashkin’s arrest on an array of charges, including the financial fraud for which he was ultimately convicted.

Reade sentenced Rubashkin to 27 years in federal prison last June -- two more years than prosecutors demanded.

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