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Rubashkin denied new trial


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) --  They'll be no new trial for a former meat packing plant executive.

District Court Judge Linda Reade ruled Wednesday to deny the motion made by Sholom Rubashkin.

He was convicted of financial fraud following an immigration raid at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville and sentenced to 27 years in prison.

Rubashkin argued over new evidence that showed Judge Reade participated in the planning of the raid and couldn't be impartial.

His attorney says he will appeal the ruling.

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