Sholom M. Rubashkin seen in Postville, Iowa, in December 2004. Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in prison for 86 counts of financial crimes as well as lying on the witness stand in 2009. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the chief executive of what was then the largest kosher slaughterhouse in the country, who was convicted of bank fraud and money laundering charges.
Trump cited appeals from across the political spectrum in making the move.