Rubashkin gets White House commutation

A former Iowa slaughterhouse executive gets a presidential commutation. Sholom Rubashkin had his 27-year sentence commuted by President Trump Wednesday as the White House said the president was acting on the recommendation of leaders on both sides of the aisle. Rubashkin's Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant was raided by immigration officials in 2008 and prosecutors accused him of using an under-the-radar bank account to launder money. No immigration charges were filed despite hundreds of undocumented workers being found. The White House statement makes clear that despite the 27-year sentence being commuted, Rubashkin must serve supervised release and pay restitution.

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