CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A former vice president of Agriprocessors, Inc., has filed a second appeal to request to be released on bail while he awaits sentencing.
Earlier this month a panel of three judges denied a motion from Sholom Rubashkin.
The 51-year-old Postville man was convicted of 86 counts of financial fraud in November.
Agriprocessors plant in Postville was the site of a massive immigration raid in May 2008. Hundreds of illegal workers were arrested and convicted.
The second appeal requests all judges review the detention order and claims that neither the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals nor the district court have the discretion under the law to deny bail pending sentence.
The appeals claims there is no evidence to show Rubashkin is a flight risk.
Agriprocessors also operated a plant near Gordon, Neb., that wasn't involved in the allegations.