Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Important Message from the Rubashkin Children

Dear extended family,

This has been a tremendous nisayon for our entire family, every single day. We are so grateful to all of you for all you have done and what we have accomplished in this fight for our father's life.

There is one last legal mechanism that can free our beloved father and reunite our family. It is called a habeas corpus petition in which one argues any constitutional rights that were denied; it's also known as a "2255".

We have been researching and interviewing many lawyers and thank G-d we have a great legal team in place that's ready to take this to the finish line, with G-d's help. They have won an impressive amount of habeas petitions and we feel very confident that they are our emissaries from G-d to bring about the ultimate great news we are all so desperately waiting for.

The deadline to file this petition is in 5 months and we have barely started yet (there is a massive amount of work) because we don’t have funds to move forward. We desperately need to raise the funds to pay for this legal team as we’re running out of time.

We know everyone has already helped out so much but this is basically our last chance in the legal arena. If every person reading this email can help out with $18 (or any number you can) together we can make this a reality.

To make a donation you can:

1) Goto www.justiceforsholom.org/donate
2) Email your pledge to pr@justiceforsholom.org with a phone number to call you back
3) Call or text 615-378-7461 and someone from our team will call you back to receive the credit card info
4) Mail check to Klal Yisroel Fund, 53 Olympia Lane, Monsey, NY 10952

Please pass this on to your contacts!

May this unprecedented unity and Ahavas Yisroel bring about the ultimate and final redemption for us all!

With deep gratitude,

Roza Hindy, Getzel, Shmuly, Meir Simcha, Mushka, Yossi, Moshe, Mendel, Menucha Rochel and Uziel Rubashkin

Here is more information on this effort:

Legal Team Assembled for Next Stage in Sholom Rubashkin’s Fight for Justice 

Sentenced to a draconian 27 years behind bars, Sholom Rubashkin’s case, which began in 2008, has had international support from hundreds of former Department of Justice officials, federal judges, law professors, congressmen, and senators, as well as tens of thousands of citizens across the country.  He now faces one last chance to fight for justice and freedom from the US Courts by filing a post-conviction motion, known as a Section 2255.

The clock is ticking for Sholom Rubashkin whose mandatory filing deadline for the Section 2255 is October 1, 2013. Jim Wyrsch and J.R. Hobbs of the prestigious Wyrsch Hobbs Mirakian law firm in Kansas City will be spearheading this effort. Together, Wyrsch and Hobbs have successfully litigated numerous post-conviction cases in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, including Section 2255 motions.  They will be assisted by sentencing guru Professor Douglas Berman who is a nationally recognized authority on criminal law and sentencing.

Regarding Rubashkin’s case, Professor Doug Berman said, "2255 actions are not only the only way, but often the very best way, to unearth and document flaws in the prosecution and sentencing of a defendant in a high-profile case. The best lawyers have a terrific track record of getting death sentences reversed through habeas appeals and Mr. Rubashkin is serving a functional death sentence."

Leah Rubashkin, Sholom’s wife, says, “I am hopeful that the funds can be pulled together to retain this incredible power team as soon as possible, especially considering the quickly approaching deadline.  Today is Sholom Rubashkin’s 1336th day in prison. Our entire family is davening heart and soul, along with so many of Klal Yisroel, to be reunited with Sholom Mordechai right away!”

For more information on Sholom Rubashkin's case, please visit www.justiceforsholom.org.

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