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October 2, 2012 8:15 pm

Rubashkin Appeal Rejected by Supreme Court

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Shalom Rubashkin, reading psalms.

JTA – The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin’s conviction and sentence for bank fraud.

The court on Oct. 1 rejected the appeal, which asked the Supreme Court for a new trial, and to shorten his 27-year sentence, which the appeals court upheld as “reasonable.” Rubashkin’s request said it violates federal sentencing laws for a first-time, nonviolent offender.

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