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  • 100 politicians, justice officials sign letter backing Sholom Rubashkin

    2 weeks ago

    More than 100 former judges, attorneys general and prominent politicians have signed a letter supporting Sholom Rubashkin, the Iowa kosher slaughterhouse executive sentenced to 27 years in prison for fraud and money laundering.

    The letter supports the claim by Rubashkin’s...

  • Years after raid, Postville, Iowa’s Jewish community is smaller, more self-reliant

    February 2, 2016 | 3:17 pm

    On a frigid evening late last month, Aron Schimmel, the Chabad emissary here, sat in a deli at the back of the glatt kosher supermarket sipping from a can of Israeli mango juice. A sign posted next to the entranceway boasted of the presence of Jewish life in this working-class town...

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects kosher meat plant manager’s appeal

    October 1, 2012 | 3:00 pm

    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.

    Without comment, the high court refused to consider whether Sholom Rubashkin's sentence was...

  • Rubashkin appeals conviction, sentence to Supreme Court

    April 3, 2012 | 10:15 am

    Former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin has appealed his conviction and sentence for bank fraud to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    Rubashkin on April 2 filed a petition for writ of certiorari from the High Court. The court can decide to review the case or allow a federal appeals...

  • 50,000 sign pro-Rubashkin petition to White House

    October 24, 2011 | 6:37 pm

    An online petition in support of jailed kosher meat executive Sholom Rubashkin garnered 10 times its anticipated goal of 5,000 signatures.

    The petition, which calls on President Obama to order an investigation into judicial misconduct in Rubashkin’s financial fraud trial, garnered...

  • Hearing set to seek new Rubashkin trial

    May 17, 2011 | 11:16 am

    A hearing has been scheduled to request a new trial for former Agriprocessors official Sholom Rubashkin.

    Documents filed Monday indicate a new hearing is set for June 15 before the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, The Associated Press reported.

    Rubashkin, the former...

  • ‘American Greed’ episode to feature Sholom Rubashkin

    March 8, 2011 | 5:05 pm

    Jailed former Agriprocessors official Sholom Rubashkin will be featured on an episode of the CNBC series “American Greed.”

    The March 23 episode of the cable TV network series will tell the story of the failed kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa, according to the Gazette of...