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Judge: Rubashkin sentence to be 27 years


DES MOINES (KWWL) -- It appears a federal judge will sentence former AgriProcessors CEO Sholom Rubashkin to 27 years in prison.  He'll also be ordered to pay nearly $31 million restitution when he's sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court.  Chief U.S. District Court Judge Linda Reade issued a sentencing memorandum Monday outlining the sentence she will impose on Sholom Rubashkin during Tuesday's hearing in Cedar Rapids. Reade indicated in the document she would not impose a fine.  A jury found Rubashkin guilty on 86 federal financial fraud charges last fall.  Rubashkin's attorney Guy Cook says the sentence is unfair and excessive that that Rubashkin's conviction and sentencing will be appealed.  U.S. attorney spokesman Bob Teig declined comment until the sentence is imposed.

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