While the President has commuted his sentence, Sholom Rubashkin must continue to make restitution for the crimes for which he was convicted.
Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in prison in 2009 after being found guilty of committing 86 counts of bank fraud.
A federal judge reprimanded an attorney working on behalf of jailed former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin.
A massive raid on the Agriprocessors plant in Iowa set in motion a scandal that rocked the Jewish world. Five years later, J.J. Goldberg looks at what has — and hasn’t — changed.
Menachem Lieberman says the biblical prohibition against bearing false witness — and the Sholom Rubashkin case — led him to take back the testimony that sent an innocent man to prison in the slaying of a Brooklyn rabbi.
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former chief executive of a kosher meat packing plant in Iowa who was sentenced to 27 years in prison on charges of financial fraud.
The new single and music video titled “The Japan Song,” released March 29 and featuring prominent Hasidic singers Avraham Fried and Shloimy Daskal, is not what you might expect. Although its purpose is fundraising for relief efforts, and the video includes some footage of the tsunami, it is not a fundraiser for Japan at all. Rather, it is the latest in a new trend of Haredi musical activism on behalf of Jewish prisoners.
The latest effort to rally supporters for jailed Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin comes in the form of a six-minute music video posted online yesterday, featuring a who’s who of Hasidic music stars.
The mass protests of Haredim in Jerusalem and elsewhere in Israel, and the 27-year prison sentence handed down to former Agriprocessors’ CEO Sholom Rubashkin are the subjects of this week’s Reporters’ Roundtable. Reporter Josh Nathan-Kazis speaks with editor Jane Eisner and staff writer Gal Beckerman about the Ashkenazim-Sephardim desegregation case that prompted the Israeli protests, and a recent rally in Brooklyn that brought together various Hasidic sects in support of Rubashkin.