A judge today upheld a decision to deny bail pending sentencing to Reb Shalom Mordechai Ruabshkin, a former vice president at the Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant.
In her original decision, U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade wrote that Reb Shalom Mordechai has greater incentive to flee because he faces significant jail time for financial fraud.
Defense attorney Guy Cook said he will appeal the ruling to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis.
Attorneys for Reb Shalom Mordechai had asked the court to impose additional conditions such as curfew, home detention, home incarceration and 24-hour armed surveillance, to ensure he appears for a still-undetermined sentencing date.
A Sioux Falls, S.D. jury convicted Reb Shalom Mordechai last month on 86 counts. He faces a maximum of 1,255 years in prison
All readers are invited to send letters, articles, sichos, or anything of interest to Reb Shalom Mordechai , who sits in prison, the victim of a governmental witchhunt ignited by the likes of PETA, the unions, Heksher Tzedek activists and others.
Letters and other correspondence for Reb Shalom Mordechai may be sent to:
Linn County Correctional Center
Inmate Shalom Rubashkin
P.O. Box 608
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0608
Make sure to write a return address or the mail will not be delivered to him.
Please continue to daven for Reb Shalom Mordechai ben Rivkah.
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