Rubashkin Jurors Break for Weekend; No Verdict Yet


rubashkin1Jurors in Sholom Morderchai Rubashkin’s child labor trial are getting the weekend off before they continue deliberations. Judge Nathan Callahan dismissed the panel of seven jurors shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday after they didn’t deliver a verdict. They are to report to the courthouse Monday morning to continue their task.Deliberations began Friday mornings after almost a month of testimony and arguments.

The defense has said that Reb Sholom Mordechai couldn’t have wanted minors at the Agri plant because it was under the microscope from unionization efforts, Jewish groups and regulators.

Reb Sholom Mordechai is currently awaiting sentencing in federal court for a fraud conviction in connection with bank loans the company received.

Please continue to daven for Reb Shalom Mordechai ben Rivkah.

Significant funds must still be raised for the legal defense. Anyone who can help out and lend support should take a moment to send a donation to the Pidyon Shvuyim Fund. The help of Yidden across the globe is severely needed.

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{Des Moines Register/Noam Newscenter}


  1. #1 don’t say it’s looking good until its good, because as soon as one says it’s looking good than people figure they don’t have to daven anymore-and that’s when trouble starts.