Sholom Rubashkin is witnessing a hard time, both in the management of the meatpacking plant and his trial, since both have become quite messy at this point.
His attorney claimed that the U. S. District Chief Justice, Linda Reade, the judge in this case, had a meeting with the team that enforces law, which also participated in the month of May 2008 immigration raid upon Agriprocessors kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, Iowa.
As per Rubashkin’s counsel, Judge Reade did not speak anything of the information before heading forward with the trials.
The memos available with the Government show that more than six months prior the raid taking place, Judge Linda Reade started conducting a number of meetings in which she joined hands with law-enforcement squad that prosecuted the case charging Sholom Rubashkin.
Without informing the defense counsel about the meetings she had with the U. S. attorney, she went on further with the trial and almost abruptly, she commanded sentence for Rubashkin for two years, more than the term that had been stated by the prosecution.
At present, Rubashkin is in the prison with a sentence period of 27 years.
On Thursday, attorneys for Rubashkin filed plea that the case be offered to some other judge.