Congress Letter #46 for Rubashkin


tom-marinoThe 46th member of Congress has written to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an investigation into the Rubashkin case. This  letter is from Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA). He is the 12th member on the Judiciary Committee to send a letter.

The following is the text of his letter:

The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General of the United States
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 511
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Attorney General Holder:

Today I write to you to ask that you review the case surrounding Sholom Rubaskin, who was
found guilty of bank fraud over one year ago. Although I have not had the opportunity to review
the entirety of the case, as a former U.S. Attorney and a Member of the House Judiciary
Committee, the facts that have been brought to my attention have raised some serious questions.
As you may know, Sholom Rubaskin was arrested in DOJ raid on the Agriprocessors, Inc., a
kosher meat packing plant, in Iowa in May of 2008. The immigration charges on which he was
initially arrested were dropped; however he was eventually tried and convicted on bank fraud
and various other white collar crimes. Mr. Rubaskin was sentenced to 27 years in prison-a
sentence even longer than the prosecution had requested.

Also brought to my attention, were allegations of misconduct on behalf of Chief Judge Linda
Reade and the DOJ. It is my understanding that there was an alleged ex parte communications
between Judge Reade and members of the DOJ and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement
(lCE). According to the information that was brought to my attention, the details of these
communications were not available to Mr. Rubaskins’ defense counsel during his trial, and his
appellate counsel was only able to obtain redacted documents through a Freedom of Information
Act request.

Like you, I am committed to seeing that justice is fairly served for all in the court system.
Therefore, I respectfully request that you review the case of Mr. Rubaskin. Please feel free to
contact me if you have any questions or need any further information. Thank you.


Tom Marino

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  1. This Eric Holder; has he ever responded to any of these letters? Any? or is he just turning a blind eye to the entire thing. I venture to think he is turning a blind eye.
    Well the Judge of all Judges does not sleep. We know that. They don’t.
    They are beginning to learn that watching the weather recently.
    It’s time they wake up.

  2. why did’nt eric holder do anything, after so many members of congress wrote to him.And whats the point of more letters if the attonery general is not gone do somthing.