Sentencing Date Set for Rubashkin

By Trish Mehaffey

Sholom Rubashkin walks to the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Sioux Falls, S.D., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2009. Rubashkin has been accused of hiring illegal immigrants, violating child labor laws and abusing workers at one of the nation's largest kosher slaughterhouses. (AP Photo/Lara Neel, Argus Leader)


By Becky Ogann

CEDAR RAPIDS - The former Agriprocessors vice president will be sentenced 8 a.m. April 28 in U.S. District Court, according to an order.

Sholom Rubashkin, 51, of Postville, was convicted in November of 86 counts of bank fraud and other charges. The charges stem from the May 2008 immigration raid at the kosher meatpacking plant. Nearly 400 illegal workers were arrested and charged.

Conversation Guidelines

Be Kind

Don't use abusive, offensive, threatening, racist, vulgar or sexually-oriented language.
Don't attack someone personally. Keep it civil and be responsible.

Share Knowledge

Be truthful. Share what you know and what you are passionate about.
What more do you want to learn? Keep it simple.

Stay focused

Promote lively and healthy debate. Stay on topic. Ask questions and give feedback on the story's topic.

Report Trouble

Help us maintain a quality comment section by reporting comments that are offensive. If you see a comment that is offensive, or you feel violates our guidelines, simply click on the "x" to the far right of the comment to report it.

read the full guidelines here »

Commenting will be disabled on stories dealing with the following subject matter: Crime, sexual abuse, property fires, automobile accidents, Amber Alerts, Operation Quickfinds and suicides.

facebook twitter rss mobile google plus
email alerts you tube hooplanow pinterest instagram

What's On KCRG