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  • WSJ: Prosecutors Should Be Liable

    Yes, Sholom Rubashkin should be pardoned. The bank and Mr. Rubashkin’s losses, due to the government’s improper meddling in the sale of his company, should also be restored. It seems clear that government prosecutors had an animus against other Jewish family members, persons not even charged with a crime • Full Story

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    The Wall Street Journal

    Regarding Charles B. Renfrew and James H. Reynolds’s “Obama Should Pardon This Iowa Kosher-Food Executive” (op-ed, Nov. 28): Yes, Sholom Rubashkin should be pardoned. The bank and Mr. Rubashkin’s losses, due to the government’s improper meddling in the sale of his company, should also be restored. It seems clear that government prosecutors had an animus against other Jewish family members, persons not even charged with a crime.

    When a private company or individual fraudulently takes value from another, there are remedies to get that value returned. Why is the government exempt from penalties and the requirement to restore the loss it caused by fraudulent means when such harm is exposed?

    The late Sen. Ted Stevens was prosecuted with evidence government prosecutors knew was faulty. He lost his Senate seat and died before the government fraud on the court was admitted. There was little penalty for those prosecutors who improperly tried the Stevens case. Why do government prosecutors generally get a pass when found misapplying the law?

    Correcting prosecutorial misconduct requires the defendant to resist plea offers and demand a jury trial per the Constitution. Every year federal prosecutors get 95% to 97% of their criminal convictions with a plea bargain. Each one cancels what would have been a draconian trial penalty of several times the plea offer if the jury convicts. This means only 3% to 5% of federal defendants get an open trial at which the government must produce, in public, enough evidence to persuade a jury to convict. This may be one reason the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population but only 5% of the world’s population.

    Doug Chapman

    Santa Ana, Calif.

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  • Tuesday, Oct 27th, Wedding – Shlome Wolvovsky – CH & Rochel Leah Matusof – Madison, WI @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday Oct 29th Wedding: Devorah Bennish – Detroit & Mordechai Rubin – London @ Royalty House, MI
  • Sunday, Oct 25th, Sholli Miller – Chicago, IL & Batya Korf – Miami Beach, FL @ Bais Rivka 310 Crown Street
  • Thursday, Oct 22 Wedding: Chaim Boruch Bar-Chaim – CH & Shoshana Pimentelli – CH/TX @ Oholei Torah
  • Thursday, Oct 22 L’Chaim: Sruli Finck – CH & Chaya Mangel – Dayton, OH @ Chovevei Torah 885 Eastern Parkway
  • Tuesday, Oct 20th Wedding: Dovid Kaminetzky – Melbourne, AU & Chaya Okunov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Monday Oct 19 L’Chaim: Ari (Aaron) Levertov – Crown Heights & Debby Rabinowicz – Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Choivevey Torah
  • Monday, Oct 19 2015 Wedding: Mendy Zippel – Salt Lake City, UT & Fraidy Shagalov – Crown Heights @ Oholei Torah
  • Sunday 18th Oct. L’Chaim: Chananya Niassoff – CH & Tzirl Brennan – CH @ Bais Rivkah Crown St
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