A second criminal trial in Iowa’s halal beef case will likely be scratched if the court accepts plea agreements that four defendants have reached with the government. Those defendants, along with their attorneys, are scheduled to appear at individual hearings next Friday before Chief Magistrate Judge Jon Scoles in Cedar
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Chief U.S. District Court Judge Linda R. Reade signed an order Tuesday dismissing defendant William B. Aossey Jr.’s request for dismissal of 12 of 19 charges prior to the July 7 scheduled start of his jury trial in Cedar Rapids, IA. Halal_408x250The judge’s order means that the 73-year-old Cedar Rapids
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The government’s prosecution over alleged mislabeling of Halal beef for export to Southeast Asia just got bigger. Brothers Jalel and William “Yahya” Aossey, along with the Midamar Corporation and Islamic Services of America, will be arraigned in federal court on multiple felony charges next Monday, Dec. 15. Both businesses are
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