Trump Took A Poll Before Commuting Sholom Rubashkin’s Prison Sentence
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.