Reb Shalom Mordechai Denied Bail


rubashkin3[Click here for the documents.] The witchhunt against Reb Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin continues. Reb Shalom Mordechai will have to remain in jail pending his federal sentencing after U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade denied his bail request this afternoon. She says in the order the evidence for detention is “compelling.” She said the jury’s verdict is a powerful incentive to flee and Reb Shalom Mordechai  “has demonstrated he is a flight risk.”

Reade said she acknowledged the overwhelming support Rubashkin has from the community during the trial and during this detention action, his efforts to comply with the terms of pretrial release and the commitment that he has shown to him family and community. However, there’s not “clear and convincing” evidence to show that he is “not likely to flee,” she said. Reb Shalom Mordechai has filed a motion for an acquittal on the 86 counts he was convicted of last week and also asks for new trial on those charges.

The motion contends there was insufficient evidence to sustain the conviction on the bank fraud, money laundering and other charges. Reasons cited in the brief include:

-Evidence presented in trial in regards to the non payment of livestock didn’t prove Reb Shalom Mordechai was responsible for the checks issued to cattle suppliers.

-The government didn’t prove the alleged laundering involved “proceeds” as required for a conviction. Reb Shalom Mordechai didn’t retain any profits, it all went to expenses.

-Merging the money laundering counts as part of the underlying frauds and false statements to the bank doesn’t meet the criteria under law for merging those.

-The conviction on more than one count of bank fraud violates Reb Shalom Mordechai’s right against double jeopardy for multiple convictions for the same act.

Please continue to daven for Reb Shalom Mordechai Halevi ben Rivkah.

{The Gazette/ Newscenter}


  1. Reade, this chaye ra’ah; did anyone expect anything more out of this rishanta? She had her mind made up before the trial. May Hakodosh Boruch Hu help him with a second trial.

  2. imagine if he was black he would be free with over 100$$ million dollars in racial lawsuits what a crazy system.
    its time we get a al sharpton and jesse jaxson to type to fight