Jailed Agriprocessor Ex-CEO Seeks New Trial

Law360, New York (August 5, 2010, 7:04 PM EDT) -- 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, asked Thursday for a new trial, saying his trial judge worked with prosecutors to plan the raid.

Rubashkin's attorneys lodged a motion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa seeking a new trial with a different judge.

The motion contends that Chief Judge Linda R. Reade failed to disclose her involvement in the raid, which...
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