Federal sentencing for former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin has
Rubashkin, who had worked at the meatpacking plant in Postville when it was
raided in May 2008, is currently on trial in Waterloo for misdemeanor state
child labor violations.
That trial is slated to last the rest of this week and overlaps with
sentencing Rubashkin’s federal fraud conviction, which had been scheduled
Today (Monday) U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade entered an order
delaying the federal sentencing until June 22. The sentencing will be at
3:30 p.m. at the courthouse in Cedar Rapids.
Rubashkin has been convicted for fraud in connection with loans the company
received, and a sentencing hearing had started April 28. Judge Reade didn’t
announce the punishment, saying she needed more time to consider the matter.
She initially said Thursday was the date the sentence would be completed.
Meanwhile trial for the state child labor charges started May 11.
(*Source: WCF Courier http://wcfcourier.com/news/local/article_4b334910-6744-11df-8d8e-001cc4c002e0.html