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Op-Ed: Prosecution was overzealous in Rubashkin case

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/op-ed_prosecution_was_overzealous_in_rubashkin_case_20100628

The unusually severe sentence of 27 years in prison for Sholom Rubashkin is a victory for a prosecution that from the outset pursued a win-at-all-costs strategy. But the success comes at a price, and not just to the 51-year-old man now facing a virtual life sentence, his wife and 10 children. The government’s handling of this case has sullied our justice system.

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