8th Circ. Won't Order New Trial For Agriprocessors Exec

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Friday upheld the denial of a new trial for Sholom Rubashkin, the former Agriprocessors Inc. CEO convicted of 86 counts of financial fraud in the aftermath of a sweeping immigration raid on an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse.

Rubashkin had asked for a new trial with a different judge in August 2010, saying Chief U.S. District Judge Linda R. Reade had worked with prosecutors to plan the raid and therefore could not be impartial.

The appeals court found that Rubashkin did not meet the...
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