In a recent meeting, Trump polled attendees about whether he should make this move https://t.co/piaKdmuWL6— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) December 21, 2017
Rubashkin went free last night following a commutation by President Trump, a move that was met with large celebrations in New York’s Haredi enclaves.
Rubashkin’s Iowa-based meatpacking firm was the subject of what at the time was the largest immigration raid in U.S. history. The Forward [uncovered poor treatment of both animals and workers]https://forward.com/news/national/14157/agriprocessors-and-beyond/?attribution=blog-article-related-1-headline) at the plant in 2006 and 2007. In 2009, Rubashkin was found guilty of 86 counts of bank fraud. He was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Sam Kestenbaum is a contributing editor and former staff writer for the Forward. Before this, he worked for The New York Times and newsrooms in Sana, Ramallah and Beijing. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter at @skestenbaum and on Instagram at @skestenbaum .
Trump Took A Poll Before Commuting Sholom Rubashkin’s Prison Sentence