Shturem.net is reporting Moshe Rubashkin was sentenced a few minutes ago to 16 months in jail and a $7500 fine. (Rubashkin also had to pay over…
… $400,000 in cleanup costs to the EPA.)
This is a very light sentence made possible by the US Attorney – a crony of Republican Senator Arlen Specter, himself a good friend of Chabad – bringing the lightest, weakest case possible against Rubashkin.
If all the charges possible had been brought, Rubashkin would have received more than 20 years in federal prison.
[Hat Tip: state of the Jews.]