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Trump commutes sentence of kosher meatpacking executive


December 21, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive sentence to 27 years in prison for money laundering — the first time he's used the presidential power.

The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business that was the country's largest kosher meat-processing company, came at the urging of multiple members of Congress and other high-ranking officials who argued Rubashkin's sentence was too harsh, the White House said.

Rubashki was convicted in 2009 of financial...

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