Sholom Rubashkin is the former CEO of the Glatt kosher Agriprocessors slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa. Rubashkin took over from his father Aaron Rubashkin, who founded the plant in 1987. Sholom resigned shortly after federal agents raided Agriprocessors in May 2008. The raid resulted in the arrests and deportations of about 270 mostly Guatemalan undocumented workers. (See main article Postville Raid).
Child Labor Violations
On October 30, 2008 Rubashkin was arrested on federal conspiracy charges of harboring illegal immigrants and aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. The same day, after making an initial court appearance, he was released on the following conditions: He must wear an ankle bracelet that tracks his movement, limit his travel to northern Iowa, surrender his passport and his wife's passport and provide a $1 million appearance bond. 
Rubashkin was arrested again on November 13, 2008 at his Postville home on Federal charges of bank fraud. These new charges were due to the fact that under his direction millions of dollars that were supposed to be deposited in an account as collateral for a loan were fraudently diverted to another account, and were used to fraudulently increase the value of Agriprocessors accounts receivable. After the money was diverted Rubashkin ordered the records of these transactions removed from company computers. Rubashkin now faces up to 30 years in prison on these new charges.
- CNN.com - Slaughterhouse charged with using child labor, September 9, 2008
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- Franzman, David (2008-11-14). Agriprocessors Former Plant Manager Arrested Again (English). KCRG. Cedar Rapids Television Company. Retrieved on 2008-11-17.
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