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    another interesting comment under the article

    Do an article about all the employers locked up in Federal prison. Even with high quality mugshots it would be the smallest bandwidth article ever published here.
    Trump pardoned one of the rare employers prosecuted by the corrupt immigrate loving Justice Department.

    "Sholom Rubashkin, an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive, had his 27-year prison sentence commuted by President Trump."
    Worthless idea.
    We have just 7,000 ICE agents on the streets of the 50 states. We need at least three hundred thousand. Anything else is just more BS for the gullible.


    So ICE finds one, a Judge finally sentences him, and Trump commutes his sentence

    President Commutes Sentence of Iowa Meatpacking Executive

    Sholom Rubashkin, an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive, had his 27-year prison sentence commuted by President Trump.CreditMatthew Putney/The Courier, via Associated Press

    Sholom Rubashkin, an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive, had his 27-year prison sentence commuted by President Trump.CreditCreditMatthew Putney/The Courier, via Associated Press

    By Mitch Smith

    • Dec. 20, 2017

    President Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, whose Iowa meatpacking plant was the target of a huge immigration raid in 2008, and whose 27-year prison sentence angered many Orthodox Jews.

    Mr. Rubashkin made national headlines nine years ago after federal agents arrived by helicopter at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa, and detained nearly 400 undocumented immigrants, including several children, who were working there. Mr. Rubashkin was the company’s chief executive, and the plant had been the largest kosher meatpacking operation in the country. He was later convicted of bank fraud in federal court.

    Many Jewish leaders have rallied behind Mr. Rubashkin, whose treatment they said was unfair, perhaps even anti-Semitic, and whose sentence they considered unduly harsh and out of line with what other white-collar criminals received. Mr. Rubashkin had tried for years to get a reduced sentence, but was repeatedly turned down by the courts.

    “Rubashkin has remained strong throughout his ordeal and convinced he would eventually obtain justice,” said Guy R. Cook, the lead trial lawyer for Mr. Rubashkin, in an email on Wednesday night. “Rubashkin and his family are overjoyed he is free and will be reunited with them.”

    In a statement announcing the commutation, White House officials said they had received letters from more than 30 members of Congress, including several members of both parties, supporting an examination of the case.

    “The president’s review of Mr. Rubashkin’s case and commutation decision were based on expressions of support from members of Congress and a broad cross-section of the legal community,” the White House statement said.

    Senator Orrin Hatch, Republican of Utah, said on Twitter that the commutation was “a real Hanukkah miracle” and that he was “proud to be a part of a large, bipartisan group” that had pushed for that outcome.

    Mr. Trump’s decision was not a pardon, and Mr. Rubashkin, who had been imprisoned in Otisville, N.Y., must still pay restitution and complete a term of supervised release. The commutation came after years of lobbying by a number of prominent lawyers and politicians who considered the sentence a miscarriage of justice.

    Alan M. Dershowitz, an emeritus law professor at Harvard and a noted author, said he had been working on the case for about five years and had personally asked Mr. Trump to consider commutation. Mr. Dershowitz said he had made a similar request to Barack Obama during his presidency, but that he had declined.

    “It was just compassion and justice,” Mr. Dershowitz said. “This was a bipartisan thing. It was a nonpartisan thing. And it was the right thing to do.”

    But the commutation was not universally cheered. Robert Teig, a former federal prosecutor in Iowa, said that Mr. Rubashkin’s sentence “was what he earned because of his conduct” and that “it’s a sad state when politics are allowed to interfere with the justice system.”
    “Really, this is 180 degrees contrary to a tough position on illegal immigration,” said Mr. Teig, who said Mr. Rubashkin had probably been Iowa’s largest employer of undocumented immigrants.

    The high-profile immigration raid eventually led to the closure of the meatpacking plant in tiny Postville, which had become an unlikely hub of Orthodox Jewish life in the Midwest.

    Around 300 employees of the plant, many of whom were Guatemalan, served prison sentences for identity theft, and several managers and supervisors were convicted of felony charges of harboring illegal immigrants. The immigration-related charges against Mr. Rubashkin were dropped after he was convicted of fraud. Prosecutors in his case said he had fabricated collateral for loans, causing the banks to lose more than $26 million.
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