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President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who had been sentenced to 27 years in prison for money laundering, marking the first time he's used the presidential power.
The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of numerous members of Congress and a long list of high-ranking law enforcement officials, who argued the sentence was far too harsh for a first-time, non-violent offender.
The action was "encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi to Orrin Hatch," the White House said.
originally posted by: xuenchen
originally posted by: Annee
Similar to Marc Rich.
Beware of hypocrisy.
The similarities to Rich are lightyears apart I think.
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
Something tells me there are many people serving very excessive sentences for much smaller crimes who will not receive this same honour.
Pardon a career criminal sheriff...
Commute the sentence of a criminal for a crime that is usually always connected to some other very sinister crimes, I mean come on, people don’t “launder” legitimate money...
The Law & Order candidate everyone...
Let’s give him a nice big round of applause.