Sentencing for Reb Sholom Mordechai Set for April 28


rubashkin1[Donate link below.] Sentencing for Reb Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin has been set for April 28.  Reb Sholom Mordechai faces a maximum of 27 years in prison based on recommendations by federal prosecutors when he is sentenced in U.S. District Court in Iowa on 86 counts.

Last Friday, Reb Sholom Mordechai’s lawyers asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review his conviction in the District Court of Northern Iowa, in hopes that the highest court in the country will find reason to revisit the case. The lawyers filed a petition for a writ of certiorari, in which the Supreme Court agrees to review a lower court’s case. His lawyers have appealed to have the conviction overturned, or for their client to get a new trial altogether. The appellate court has denied Reb Sholom Mordechai’s requests. He also has been denied bail on several occasions.

Reb Sholom Mordechai’s Supreme Court tactic is a long shot: The Court grants only about 1 percent of the petitions it receives.

Meanwhile, Rubashkin and other executives of Agriprocessors are due to stand trial on state child labor charges beginning in early May.

Reb Sholom Mordechai has been held in prison since his November conviction after being denied bail.

Letters and other correspondence for Reb Shalom Mordechai may be sent to:

Linn County Correctional Center

Inmate Shalom Rubashkin

P.O. Box 608

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-0608

Make sure to write a return address or the mail will not be delivered to him.

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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Alternatively, you can mail contributions to:

Pidyon Shvuyim Fund

53 Olympia Lane

Monsey NY 10952

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  1. I still remember hearing that he used to give all chosonim their clothes before their chossena. He’s an Ish Chessed and a Chossid.
    HaShem should take away the gevuroh from him and he should go home to his meshpucha.