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Rubashkin kvetches that grand jury is 'biased against Jews'

Ex-CEO of kosher slaughterhouse: Grand jury biased

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Attorneys for the former CEO of the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant say immigration, bank fraud and other charges against him should be dismissed because the grand jury that indicted him was biased against Jews.

Sholom Rubashkin faces nearly 100 federal counts and is accused of helping illegal immigrants get fake documents so they could work at Agriprocessors Inc.'s slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa.

On Monday, his attorney and an attorney for Agriprocessors asked U.S. District Judge Linda Reade to dismiss the charges against Rubashkin and the company.

The attorneys say the grand jury developed prejudices based on Jewish stereotypes.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Berry says the indictment was based on evidence, not religion.

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At Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Blogger Greg Bacon said...

Yes, when ol' Sholom tied up an Agriproccessor employee and slapped him with a meat hook, that was because the employee was having "anti-Semitic" thoughts.

Like one of the more heinous "anti-Semitic" thoughts, asking for a raise.

It's all a grand conspiracy of "anti-Semitic" hatred against the poor, humble and downtrodden Jews in America.


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