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  Tishrei 23, 5772 , 21/10/11

Rubashkin Supporters Seek More Signatures on Petition

Supporters of Sholom Rubashkin asked, this week, for more signatures on an on-line White House petition calling for an investigation into allegations of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct in Rubashkin's appeal of a 27-year sentence for fraud in connection with the operation of the Agriprocessors kosher meat-processing plant in Postville, Iowa. While the petition's more than 50,000 signatures represent ten times the number originally required for presidential consideration, Rubashkin's backers say a last push before Saturday's deadline is needed to show that people are taking the matter seriously.

A request for a probe into the case has been made by 47 Members of the House of Representatives, as well as 75 law professors and former federal attorneys, including three former Deputy Attorneys General. To sign the petition, click here.

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