Kosher Slaughterhouse Magnate is Trying to Get his Case Shortened Again.
Sholom Rubashkin, Kosher Slaughterhouse Magnate, Convicted in 2009 for Money Laundering, is AgainTrying for Shortened Sentence this time,claiming that the Prosecutors Withheld Evidence. Rubashkin tried and failed, in 2012, to get the Supreme Court to hear the case on appeal.
We would be remiss if we did not remind our readership that Rubashkin in addition to his conviction, was acquitted on all 67 child labor law violation. The picture above is taken from his acquittal.
Rubashkin says new evidence should shorten sentence
“Rubashkin, 56, has served nearly seven years behind bars after he was convicted in 2009 of financial fraud for bilking the plant’s bank by submitting fake invoices that made the company’s finances appear healthier than they were so that it could borrow more. His prosecution came after federal authorities raided the plant and arrested 389 illegal immigrants in 2008. Agriprocessors then filed for bankruptcy.
Prosecutors presented testimony at Rubashkin’s sentencing that they had not imposed restrictions on the family’s involvement in any business that purchased Agriprocessors.”
“Paula Roby, a lawyer for the bankruptcy trustee, testified that claims by bidders of a no-Rubashkins policy were false rumors, adding: “The grapevine can be a very unreliable thing.” U.S. District Judge Linda Reade accepted Roby’s testimony for purposes of calculating the loss, saying it discredited claims by defense witnesses that prosecutors’ interference hurt the sale price.
But the new notes from a 2008 meeting between prosecutors and bankruptcy trustee representatives appear to bolster the defense’s claim and undercut Roby, who was at the meeting.”
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For the corresponding article from The Republic, “Attorneys for imprisoned former kosher meatpacking executive Sholom Rubashkin say they have discovered “overwhelming evidence” of prosecutorial misconduct that proves his 27-year prison sentence for money laundering is too long” click here.