Iowa Federal Judge Orders Halal Food Exporter Detained Until Sentencing

July 31, 2015

His attorneys are trying to get him a new trial, but after being convicted by a jury July 13 on 15 federal felony counts, William B. Aossey Jr. was locked up. A new detention order means that he’ll remain locked up until sentencing.

Aossey was found to be too much of a flight risk to remain free on bail largely because of his friendship with Ali Afif Al Herz, who heads a Cedar Rapids, IA, family charged separately with running guns and ammunition to Lebanon.

Aossey’s Midamar Corp., which exports Halal food to Muslims around the world, provided shipping services…