Rubashkin won his freedom because of an impressive campaign dating back to 2012 after an appellate court chose to let a 27-year sentence stand on the first-time, non-violent offender.
Trump's review of Rubashkin's case and commutation were based on support from more than 100 DOJ officials, prosecutors, judges, and legal scholars who said his sentence was excessive, the White House said. Trump's commutation is not a pardon and does not vacate Rubashkin's conviction.
The presidential action is a commutation of the remaining prison sentence, not a pardon. The drop in value left Agriprocessors' bank with a $27 million loss- a figure used to calculate Rubashkin's sentence under federal guidelines.
Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who called Rubashkin's sentence "excessively unjust", praised the decision, saying that Trump "did the right thing".
Last year, more than 100 former judges, attorneys general and prominent politicians signed a letter supporting Rubashkin, who was running the country's largest slaughterhouse at the time of his arrest. "It's sad when politics interferes with the justice system".
Rubashkin's attorneys a year ago accused prosecutors of improperly interfering with the sale of Agriprocessors and depressing its sale price by millions.
One of those prosecutors, former assistant US attorney in Iowa Robert Teig, told the Des Moines Register that Rubashkin "couldn't win legally, factually or morally, so he had to win politically".
Pier 39, packed with restaurants, bars and souvenir shops, is one of San Francisco's most popular tourist spots . Officials have stopped a man who they say was plotting a terror attack in San Francisco over the holidays.
He re-aggravated his hip injury during the Celtics' playoff run last season, and has yet to return to the court. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports , he is targeting a comeback in the first week of January.
On the same night, Manchester City defeated Leicester City by penalties to qualify to the semi-finals. Yet City, who are third in the Championship and hunting promotion to the top-flight, kept believing.
Many taxi drivers saw Wednesday's court decision as an important symbolic victory, The Washington Post reported . In short, this means Uber will now be officially recognised as a cab company rather than a technology company.
With those tools in place and this new deal, Facebook is another step closer in its quest to be a destination for high-end video. Initially the partnership will mean that users will be able to upload videos that contain licensed music to the three platforms.
The jewelry, dubbed "blackamoor" jewelry is a bust of a black person adorned with a gold crown and colorful crystals. This isn't the first time Princess Michael of Kent was accused of racial insensitivity, either.
International Trade Commission, which is expected to decide in February whether Boeing was harmed by the C Series. Canada's government will review the final determinations to consider next steps and options for appeal, she said.
The official, Kenneth Mallory, wrote that the ballot had both candidates' names bubbled in for the 94th District race. There will be a recount Wednesday in the 68th District, which includes parts of Richmond, Henrico, and Chesterfield.
Like most people, you might be considering the option of replacing the phone entirely without attempting to have it checked out. And because it's so gradual, progressively shorter battery life is ignored by most people, until it's time for a new iPhone.
The EU has said it wants to have a free trade deal with Britain ready to go at the start of 2021, as soon as the transition ends. Britain will need a transition after Brexit that will avoid businesses having to adjust to new rules and regulations twice.
Salvation Army short of Christmas Kettle campaign goal
The Caledonia Police Department is seeking a woman who allegedly stole a Salvation Army red kettle from an area pharmacy. Last year, The Salvation Army provided over 2.4 million meals and helped almost half a million MA residents in need.
Eagles have six players named to the Pro Bowl
Sure, Smith went on a cold streak during the middle of the season, but Rivers wasn't so hot at the beginning of the year. Smith was named as an alternate which softens the blow a little, but it's still baffling that he didn't get in.
IL loses population, drops to 6th-largest state
Wyoming had the largest percentage decline among states, losing almost 5,600 resident or about 1% of the state's population. Other states in the West - Nevada, Utah and Washington - saw similar percentage increases in their population.
A white Christmas looks unlikely in MA (again)
The snow line dips lower in elevation, as the major coastal cities in OR and Washington will remain above freezing during the day. The next chance will come on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day but confidence in snowfall, let alone accumulation, remains low.