Iowa Judge Denies Motions to Dismiss, Halal Beef Trial Scheduled to Start July 7

June 24, 2015

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.

The judge’s order means that the 73-year-old Cedar Rapids businessman will go to trial on all 19 federal counts charged last Dec. 5 by a grand jury indictment.

Aossey is the founder of two organizations that formed the backbone of an international Halal food service based in the north central Iowa community — Midamar Corporation and Islamic Services of…