Wendy Runge, who pleaded guilty to defrauding the State of Iowa's film support program, was released from prison last week after her sentence was reconsidered. But Runge, whose insincerity and her false claims of anti-Semitism on the part of prosecutors and judges got her a 10-year sentence instead of probation, is doing it again, intimating in Ami Magazine that anti-Semitism was behind her long prison sentence.
Yeshiva World reports:
Iowa was burned by Pinchas Lew and Chabad, which lied – and, allegedly, bribed a witness – to get Lew a non-prison sentence for an armed assault on a middle age convience store clerk that left a bullet lodged next to her spine. More than two decades after the armed assault, the woman is still in daily pain.
This past Friday, Wendy Runge was released from prison in Iowa. The Jewish mother had been sentenced to a maximum of ten years behind bars; in the end, she was released after six months. [Actually, she was supposed to get probation but her allocution of guilt was so insincere, her false claims of anti-Semitism, and of her claims of her innocence made after agreeing to plead guilty but before her allocution were so egregious, she was sentence to an indeterminate sentence of up to 10 years, meaning if she expressed true remorse, she could be released at any time. – FailedMessiah.com] Several hours after her shocking release from prison, Mrs. Runge shared her story with Ami Magazine in an essay describing both her ordeal inside the Iowa prison system, where she found her place among the “lifers” and amid scenes of terrible violence and heart-wrenching tragedy, and the dramatic moments in court when she won her freedom.
Despite the sometimes disheartening surroundings, Mrs. Runge gathered the courage to write her own motion for a reconsideration of her sentence. “It took me over a month to convince my husband Pinchas as well as my rav to allow me to do it myself, without an attorney.” At a hearing in front of Judge Arthur Gamble, the chief judge of the county, whom she had previously had a positive encounter with, Mrs. Runge says she found a sympathetic ear. When she mentioned troubles that she’d had postponing an original trial date, Judge Gamble said, “I don’t know what happened with this case…Had I been presiding, things would have been very different.” In the end, she says, the fact that she was being let go, back to her family, was overwhelming. “By that time, I could only weep.”
There were quiet allegations that a judge was bribed in the Lew case, but no conclusive proof ever surfaced.
Now Runge walks free, and her first public action is to write a piece for the haredi magazine that has most vilified Iowa and has most pushed the false anti-Semitism claims of Runge's and Sholom Rubashkin's supporters. And in that piece she intimates that anti-Semitism was behind her prosecution and her sentence.
Anyone with doubts about Runge's guilt should read this now.