Postville, IA – A judge has ruled that the former manager of an Iowa slaughterhouse that was the site of a large immigration raid is a flight risk and should remain in federal custody.
U.S. Magistrate Jon Scoles issued the order today for Sholom Rubashkin. The former CEO of Agriprocessors Inc. was arrested last week on bank fraud charges and had been released on $1 million bond.
Federal agents say they found about $20,000 and passports in a travel bag in Rubashkin’s bedroom.
Prosecutors also allege Rubashkin tried to tamper with evidence when he was released from jail on other charges including harboring illegal immigrants.
Trial on those charges is scheduled for Jan. 20. A trial hasn’t been set on the bank fraud charge.