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Judge denies bail for Agriprocessors CEO again

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Rubashkin walking out of a court appearance after his first arrest Rubashkin walking out of a court appearance after his first arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Lawyers for a jailed Agriprocessors official say they will appeal a judge's ruling denying him a release from jail.

Magistrate Jon Scoles on Monday denied a release for former Agriprocessors CEO Sholom Rubashkin pending his trial.

Prosecutors allege Rubashkin tried to tamper with evidence when he was released from jail after earlier charges of harboring illegal immigrants, document fraud and identity theft. Rubashkin pleaded not guilty to those charges and is being held at the Dubuque County Jail.

Rubashkin attorney Guy Cook says the defense offered additional security measures should Rubashkin be granted a release to house arrest. Cook says he will appeal the denial to Judge Linda Reade.

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