Hosam Amara, a former supervisor at Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa, was sentenced to 41 months in prison, substantially less than the 78 months prosecutors wanted. Amara’s sentence was at the top of the federal sentencing guidelines and the judge, Linda Reade was unwilling to go beyond them. She also ruled that Amara would get credit for 11 months he has spent in custody before pleading guilty and while awaiting sentencing. About 9 months of that time was served here in the US.
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