Thursday, December 21, 2017

Trump helps kosher fraudster

United States President Donald Trump has shortened the 27-year prison sentence for Sholom Rabushkin, 57, who was convicted of bank fraud.

He ran Agriprocessors Inc., the largest kosher meat business in the United States. He has served more than eight years of his sentence.

It is not a presidential pardon; his conviction remains on his record and he will be under supervised release. He will also have to complete payment of restitution ordered by the court.

He was a rabbi who took over the Iowa-based business his father founded and grew it into the largest kosher meat provider.

He faced 85 fraud charges and was also cited for issues involving animal treatment, food safety, environmental safety, child labor, and hiring of undocumented workers.

The business closed in 2008.