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Slaughterhouse Exec Faces 27 Years Over Immigration

Tue, 06/22/2010 - 5:04am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal judge is to sentence a former vice president of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse to 27 years in prison and pay $27 million in restitution for financial fraud.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade is to sentence former Agriprocessor's Inc. manager Sholom Rubashkin on Tuesday in Cedar Rapids. The judge released a memorandum outlining the sentence on Monday.

A jury found Rubashkin guilty last fall on 86 federal financial fraud charges.

Prosecutors sought a 25-year sentence. Rubashkin's attorney, Guy Cook, calls the sentence "unfair and excessive" and plans to appeal.

Rubashkin oversaw the plant in Postville that gained attention in 2008 after a large-scale immigration raid.

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