Trump Shortens a Man’s Sentence for Fraud

President Donald Trumnp recently commuted the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the fomer executive at an Iowan slaughter company.
This is not a pardon. A person can be charged and then the president can pardon him or her. A commuted sentence means Rubashkin had been sentenced to 22 years of bank fraud, Thanks to Trump, he will no have to serve the sentence and can be released from prison. He still does have some legal obligations. He will be on parole and will still have to payback his victims.
This legal journey started for Rubashkin, after agents for the US Immigration and Customs raided the kosher meatpacking plant called Agriprocessors that he worked for in May of 2008. They were there to arrest about 400 Mexican and Guatemalan immigrants who were working at the plant without legal papers.
Agroprocessors had to to declare bankruptcy soon after the raid, Legal officials found the circumstances to be highly suspicious so they send investigators. They found that Rasbashkin had committed fraud to make the plant more profitable then it actually was. He had used the fake information to get a loan and the bank went defunct when Agriprocessors had to declare bankruptcy.
A jury of hi peer found him guilty in 2009 and he was sentended to 27 years in prison. Trump’s commuting of his service means he will have been in prison for a total of 8 years.
So far, the only person that may have been pardoned by Trump is Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. He was going to be found in contempt court for not following what the court wanted. This pardoning also dealt with immigration as Arpaio seemed to be obsessed about who ere immigrants in his jurisdiction. The judges wanted him to focus on other types of crime then violation of immigration law.