Iowa: Immigration Charges Dropped in Raid Case///hat tip to yochanan iii///
A federal judge dismissed dozens of immigration charges against the former manager of a kosher slaughterhouse, at the request of prosecutors who won a conviction last week against the man on multiple counts of financial fraud. Prosecutors said a conviction in that case would not affect the term of the man, Sholom Rubashkin, because he was convicted of the charges with the longest sentences. Both cases stemmed from a raid at the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville in May 2008. Investigators found 389 illegal immigrants working at the plant.
The Talmudic principal here is "קים ליה בדרבה מינה"...if you eat stolen food on Yom Kippur you are not liable for the theft... the greater offense subsumes the lesser.