Let’s look at the evidence against Mr. Rubashkin, a Kosher slaughterhouse manager in Iowa recently convicted of 86 federal financial crimes:
- He’s a Kosher slaughterhouse manager in Iowa. Believe you me, we understand trying to exploit an under-served market. But if you need to turn to crime to make a living, you may have misjudged the demand in the first place.
- A large number of lawyers are rallying to his side. Since he hasn’t been involved in a slip-and-fall accident, this is a sure sign he’s going to hell.
- He’s trading on his autistic son for sympathy. Only marginally better than trading him for a New York strip.