CEDAR RAPIDS (AP) -- Attorneys for a former manager of an Iowa kosher slaughterhouse plan to appeal a decision to hold him in custody before sentencing on financial fraud charges.
Sholom Rubashkin was convicted last month in federal court in Sioux Falls, S.D., on 86 counts. He was charged after an immigration raid at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville in May 2008. A sentencing date hasn't been set.
Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Linda Reade upheld her previous decision denying Rubashkin's request to be released.
Rubashkin's defense team filed notice on Monday with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to appeal that decision. His attorneys argue Rubashkin is not a flight risk despite concerns by prosecutors.
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