Trump commutes sentence of kosher slaughterhouse boss who was in the clink for financial crimes

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS – REUVEN BLAU

An influential kosher slaughterhouse king from Brooklyn was freed from prison after his fraud conviction was commuted by President Trump.

Sholom Rubashkin, 57, was sentenced to 27 years in prison for 86 counts of financial crimes as well as lying on the witness stand in 2009.

On Wednesday, Trump commuted his sentence, leaving in place a period of supervised release, according to The Yeshiva World, which first reported the move.

Before his conviction, Rubashkin ran a massive kosher meat-processing company in Iowa.

The father of 10 has long had political support .

Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Eliot Engel, Carolyn Maloney, and Yvette Clarke have lobbied for a review of his case.

Read more at the NY Daily News

 

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