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October 18, 2013

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ruthie

flatbusher,
good point. what happened to the women who couldn't afford this help?

that said, they were released because of the power of bloc voting.
someone, somewhere in new york made a few phone calls.
not kidding.

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You're forgetting that Rubashkin had helped a co-defendant, Hosam Amara, flee to Israel and that he had a travel bag with cash and his family's passports in closet.

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@moe

The decision to release him on bail in January 2009 was to a great extent (certainly not the sole reason) in response to the government motion to deny bail in Dec 2008 where the fact that Jews can "escape" to Israel was met with outrage across all Jewish world.

The argument was (any is) if you apply that standard to all of us (because it is true for all Jews) you in essence (and unconstitutionally) disqualify an entire people from ever receiving bail.

Flatbusher

The biggest crime here was the extortion of up to $100,000. for these poor women. They must have turned away hundreds who were poor and couldn't pay up. They bilked the rich. A real MAFIA GANG. That is why they get no sympathy from anyone, and that is why the govt. is throwing the book at them.

Had they done this for FREE, while still 'kidnapping' they would have caught a break I'm sure. US Attorney Fishman said so.

Moe

rebitzman: Rubashkin was denied bail because the prosecutor said that, as a Jew, he could run to Israel and become a citizen.

No one cried anti-semitism then.

rebitzman - $101 to read my posts

There is a right to bail in this country, and any prosecuter dumb enough to raise the issue if the possibility of a Jew running to Israel (as we saw in this minor case a few years back - Rubashkin v. United States) would get drowned in the legitimate screams of "anti-semitism"......

All that said - I'm glad they all have to wear ankle monitors.

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