One daughter wrote that their mother “is always sick and doesn’t have strength. Today’s my birthday. I am 10, and half of my life I had no dad. Please let my dad come.”
By Benjy Singer | 30 JULY 2019
JERUSALEM POST — US President Donald Trump pardoned Israeli-born Ronen Nahmani on Monday, who had served four years of a 20-year sentence for conspiracy to distribute synthetic drugs he bought from suppliers in China.
Trump’s pardon followed a request by Nahmani’s children and also because of his sick wife, Ruth, who is suffering from terminal cancer.
Ronen’s three children, Ariella (11), Oriel (10) and Danielle (8), each wrote a letter to Trump requesting his presidential pardon. …
Nahmani’s prosecutors argued that he should be sentenced to at least 10 years in prison, but the judge then dismissed the statement, saying the defendant showed no remorse or concern for his victims who used the synthetic drug.
Fighting for Nahmani’s sentence to be shortened were first-rate lawyers, including Alan Dershowitz and Gary Apple, who previously represented American Chabad member Sholom Rubashkin, who was also released from prison following Trump’s intervention. The president dismissed Rubashkin’s sentence in December 2017 and he was subsequently released from prison. […]