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Fmr. slaughterhouse manager held at federal prison


CEDAR RAPIDS (AP)--The former manager of a kosher slaughterhouse convicted of financial fraud is being held at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls, S.D.

A jury in the trial of Sholom Rubashkin returned guilty verdicts on 86 of 91 counts Thursday night.

Supervisory Deputy U.S. Marshal Thomas Genz says Rubashkin was taken to the prison after the verdict was announced.

Rubashkin's attorneys filed a motion seeking his release on bail.

U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade will consider the motion Wednesday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A sentencing date hasn't been set.

Rubashkin faces a second trial Dec. 2 on immigration charges.

All the charges relate to his role as manager of the former Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, the site of a huge immigration raid in May 2008.

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