Afterwards he worked in his father's butcher shop, until he and his wife were sent to Atlanta, Georgia, as emissaries (shluchim) in the Chabad-Lubavitch outreach program.
and Heshy Rubashkin, the youngest, as vice president of marketing and sales.
He was not allowed to leave Allamakee County, nor was he allowed on any of Agriprocessors’ property and was barred from having contact with potential witnesses.
Rubashkin was convicted in November 2009 on 86 charges of financial fraud, including bank fraud, mail and wire fraud and money laundering.
Rubashkin was released on 0,000 bond and ordered to surrender his birth certificate, his and his family's passports and agree to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet.
He is currently serving his sentence in Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville in Mount Hope, New York. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from that ruling on October 1, 2012.
In January 2011, his lawyers filed an appeal; on September 16, 2011, the appeals court ruled against Rubashkin. In 1981, Rubashkin married Leah Goldman and spent a year learning in kollel.
Rubashkin was arrested again on November 13, 2008, at his Postville home on federal charges of bank fraud.
The charges claimed that under his direction, millions of dollars that were supposed to be deposited in an account as collateral for a loan were fraudulently diverted to another account, and were used to fraudulently increase the value of Agriprocessors accounts receivable.