Apr 6, 2016
Renewed Hope For Rubashkin

Hope for the resentencing of Sholom Rubashkin grows ever stronger, Law Professor Alan Dershowitz tells AMI Magazine.

Posted with permission from Ami Magazine

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May it be before Pesach!

I got the new book at rubashkin.org - It's amazing!!
(4/6/2016 10:19:04 PM)
May hashem answer our tefilos now!
Ad Mosai!
Moshiach now!
(4/6/2016 10:46:07 PM)
May he will be free ASAP
Wishing Rubashkin family to be united and free by the Seder Peisah , this Seider Peisah together at home around the family table .....
(4/6/2016 10:51:22 PM)
Uplifting article. Besoros Tovos for Rubashkin!!
(4/6/2016 11:01:11 PM)
There's only hope because Reade has found a fallguy
So now 'Judge' Reade has possibly found a way to reverse the sentence without taking ANY responsibility herself - she's found Paula Roby's testimony to blame. That's why there is hope. Disgusting. The system is rotten to the core when a judge can do as she did and still judge cases. Where's Reade's honesty or integrity? Non-existent.
(4/6/2016 11:18:16 PM)
Didan NOtzach
btov hanireh vhanigleh NOW
(4/6/2016 11:47:48 PM)
it's all in hashems hands.
Let's all add in our tefillos that's what works!
And may Sholom mordichai be reunited with his family speedily!
(4/7/2016 6:03:50 AM)
Judge Linda Reade
Judge Linda Reade has declared herself innocent and refuses to recuse herself from this case. She is hoping this case will go away and everyone will forget about Rubashkin. Hardly!
She eventually will have a lawsuit against her, and perhaps will even have to sit in prison herself. The tables will be turned.
(4/7/2016 6:13:16 AM)
Let him go
Need I say more? Let him be reunited with his Mishpacha!!
(4/7/2016 6:39:32 AM)
The honorable (sic) Judge Reade heard testimony from all those that testified under oath during the trial declaring the same issues that are being presented now. She chose then to ignore thier testimony, and allegedly "believed" the testimony of Paula Roby. Her blatant, nefarious duplicity in manipulating an outrageous sentence was due to her bias, and inherent vileness, and unless she chooses the just course of recusing herself we have to pray and rely on Hashem's rachmonus , and not the judicial system to rectify this gross travesty of justice.
(4/7/2016 7:46:54 AM)
May he be free from that corner of galus and may we all greet Moshiach together immediately,,,,in the blink of and eye.
(4/7/2016 8:55:39 AM)
Just trying to put the pieces together here. Maybe someone can help me. Based on the article intro it seems that if the business would have been bought for a price that did not create a loss for the bank, the sentencing would have been max 3 years or so. The entire Jewish world was up in arms about thihs story and people were willing to give large amounts of money. Why couldnt several gvirim, together with a fundrasing campaign, buy the business for its real value and avoid this entire disaster?
i know hindsight is 20/20 but is this something that was thought of at the time?
(4/7/2016 9:01:02 AM)
the goal and hope is
to free rubashkin, not to sentence reade
(4/7/2016 9:43:11 AM)
Hasham Yerachem
May Hashem display Rachmanus and let Reb Sholom go home right away!
(4/7/2016 9:43:42 AM)
To #7
There is a simple answer to your question:

1. Nobody knew the true value of the company at the time. It's an enormous task to figure out what the value of the company is. Many times, after consolidating all the debt, the company could potentially be worth nothing at all. Why would a "gvir" throw 20,30,40 million at a company that could be worth far less?

2. Nobody suspected that judge Reade would actually give such a harsh sentence. It's unimaginable. It's likely that HAD people known, they would have made a higher offer for the company. Hindsight is 20/20.
(4/7/2016 10:27:12 AM)
He needs a miracle
I want people to have clarity on this matter. There have been many reports that have excited people about his release, and I want to explain why he still very much needs Rachmei Shamayim.

I have a lot of respect for Mr. Dershowitz, but in the spirit of transparency, he is, after all a defense lawyer, and it is his job to think in terms of defense. (He was part of OJ Simpson's defense, to put things in perspective)

The truth is that, sadly, this is a very hard argument to make. Judge Reade is not required to follow the sentencing guidelines. They are just that: guidelines. She could legally issue a sentence for as many years as she likes.

Even if they can prove that the prosecution caused the company to sell for less than its fair market value, it would make her look bad, but it wouldn't disqualify her from issuing a 27 year sentence.

I hope that enough pressure can be placed on the DOJ to force a retrial.
(4/7/2016 10:40:32 AM)
To #12
What the gov did was harass all buyers and warn them - among other things, but primarily - that if they will allow any Rubashkin to stay in management of the business they will be hounded and hunted! This reduced the value of the business. No gvir would pay 40M for a business that was doomed for failure, as it wouldn't have proper management.
Only when someone came along and "scooped" it up for a few million did the gov ease off; because now they had their "case" against SMR.
The bottom line of the story isn't trying to figure out the financials. It's about being inspired by the tziyur of a true chassidishe Yid and his bitochoin and simcha despite vicious circumstances. Please stop and think about how you can increase your bitachoin and simcha by example from SMR. Then, there will be no more need for him to serve as an example, and he will be free to celebrate zman chairosainu with his family!!
(4/7/2016 11:54:29 AM)
H' yerachem
pure anti-shemiut. The length of the sentence says it all.
(4/7/2016 7:57:29 PM)
Heartfelt well wisher
Is there a set date for the motion consideration or a full hearing etc?
(4/8/2016 2:08:30 AM)
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