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)

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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.

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