Trump commutes sentence of Agriprocessors chief Sholom Rubashkin

Sholom Rubashkin was laundering sentenced to 27 years in prison because of money.


WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday in the set of Iowa commuted kosher meatpacking Executive Director, has been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money-laundering, marking the first time he used the presidential power.

The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who came to the Iowa headquarters ran a family business, which was the country’s largest kosher meat-processing companies, at the urging of numerous members of Congress and a long list of high-ranking law enforcement officials, argued that the punishment was much too harsh for a first-time, non-violent offenders.

The action was encouraged “by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi, Orrin Hatch,” the White house said.

Rubashki, was convicted in 2009 for the submission of fake invoices to a bank, which appear to be from Agriprocessors’ finances are healthier than they were, so that it could borrow more. His indictment came after Federal authorities raided the plant and arrested 389 illegal immigrants in 2008.

The 57-year-old father of 10 has not served more than eight years of his prison sentence, according to the White house, which stressed that the action is a presidential pardon and no clearance Rubashkin conviction.

Trump has his pardon power only once so far: to spare former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the prospect of serving prison time by wiping a Federal conviction, as a result of the immigration patrols, focusing on the Latinos.

Rubashkin, a long-time lawyer, Guy Cook praised Trump the decision, saying Rubashkin “finally, the justice received.”

“The sentence previously imposed was unfair, unjust and essential a life sentence,” he said by E-Mail. “President Trump has done what is right and just. The tireless efforts on the Rubashkin name have finally paid off.”

Rubashkin attorneys last year, accusing prosecutors wrong with the sale of Agriprocessors and depressing the sale price of million. The loss of value on the left of Agriprocessors’ bank with a $27-million loss — a figure used to calculate Rubashkin sentence under the Federal guidelines. The U.S. attorney’s office denied the accusations.

The White house said the President to review the decision Rubashkin sentence was driven by concerns by a cross-party group of more than 100 former high-ranking law enforcement and judicial officials, including several former attorneys General, as well as prosecutors, judges, and legal scholars.

“Mr. Rubashkin is a devoted husband and father, a deeply religious man who does not deserve it simply, a sentence of this length, or anything remotely in the vicinity,” she wrote in a letter called for Trump, his “executive clemency does not commute, the manifestly unjust and draconian 27-year sentence imposed on Sholom Rubashkin–for the first time,-violent offender and father of 10, including an acute autistic child.”

More than 30 current members of Congress submitted letters to the White house supports a review of the Rubashkin case.

But the former state attorney Bob batter, who retired in 2011 after serving as a Prosecutor and spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office for the Northern district of Iowa, Trump said the decision to commute Rubashkin sentence “makes no sense” Trump the repeated promises of getting tough on illegal immigration.

Dough said that every court that had the stopped saw Rubashkin sentence, it was fair, and suggested that former justice officials and legislators, were the indulgence supported by the facts of the case.

“The outrage is a step backwards,” he said.

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