Thanks to his huge heart, President Trump commuted the prison sentence of a Frum man on Monday.
Ronen (Boaz) Nahamani, of Aventura Florida, was in prison since 2015. He had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for conspiring to distribute a synthetic drug commonly known as Spice and K2 that he bought from suppliers in China.
Thanks to hard work from the Aleph Organization, and assisted by Tzedek, Nahamani’s sentence was commuted on Monday by the President.
Sources tell YWN that his 11-year-old child had written a letter to the president begging for his early release. Sadly, Mrs. Nahamani has stage 4 cancer, and was a major factor in the president’s decision.
Please say Tehillim for Mrs Nahamani, Ruth bas Sara.
The Hamodia reported:
Gary Apfel, lead attorney for Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin – the first person to have a sentence commuted by Trump – worked on this case with many of the same players as the Rubashkin case, including legal scholar Alan Dershowitz.
“This is a real case of pikuach nefesh, because there are children here whose mother is seriously ill with cancer and whose father would have been in prison, and the in the event the mother were to have passed, would have been all alone,” Dershowitz told Hamodia. “So what President Trump did was the right thing; he ought to be praised for saving lives and doing a mitzvah. This was a team effort involving lots of people, including Gary and many others who acted selflessly to bring about this pidyion shiviuyim. And I think it will be an important part of President Trump’s legacy that he did the right thing for the right reasons.”
Apfel said the “team effort” included Reps. Mark Meadows and Ted Deutch, “who exercised true leadership to make this a bipartisan effort,” as well as “relentless behind-the-scenes efforts” by Harry Adjmi, a leader in the Syrian Jewish community; Dr. Daniel Feuer; and Rabbi Menachem Genack.”
THE FOLLOWING IS AN OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT:
Today, President Donald J. Trump commuted the prison sentence of Ronen Nahmani, an action strongly supported by many notable leaders from across the political spectrum, like Representatives Hakeem Jeffries and Mark Meadows.
Mr. Nahmani is a non-violent, first-time offender with no criminal history. He has five young children at home and his wife is suffering from terminal cancer. These extenuating circumstances underscore the urgency of his request for clemency.
Members of Congress and a broad cross-section of the legal community have expressed support for clemency for Mr. Nahmani. These include several distinguished senior Department of Justice officials, numerous prosecutors and judges, and many reputable legal scholars. Among his supporters are former United States Attorneys General Edwin Meese and Michael Mukasey, former Solicitor General Seth Waxman, former Senator Orrin Hatch, Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul, Representatives Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz, Anthony Brown, Bradley Schneider, Darren Soto, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Eliot Engel, Frederica Wilson, Hakeem Jeffries, Lois Frankel, Ted Lieu, Tom McClintock, and many others.
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Trump has commuted the sentences of four people before today. They are:
- Sholom Rubashkin
- Alice Marie Johnson
- Dwight Lincoln Hammond
- Steven Dwight Hammond
He has pardoned 10 people. They are:
- Joseph M. Arpaio
- Kristian Mark Saucier
- I. Lewis Libby, aka Scooter Libby, aka Irve Lewis “Scooter” Libby
- John Arthur Johnson, aka Jack Johnson
- Dinesh D’Souza
- Dwight Lincoln Hammond
- Steven Dwight Hammond
- Michael Chase Behenna
- Patrick James Nolan
- Conrad Moffat Black
(YWN World Headquarters – NYC)
Spice kills people, just sayin.
Read the entire statement by Trump and see no mention of Aleph organization!
Let’s hope and pray that Jonathan Pollard’s name may soon find a place on that list.
When will Jonathan Pollard get his chance so that he can finally go to Israel, a free man?
President Trump is and always was, including long before his entry to politics, a huge Oheiv Yisroel.
These drugs are very dangerous. For once, I disagree with Pres. Trump. This guy should be far away from society. Drugs destroys families and it doesn’t get the sympathy tbat some diseases do.
K2/Spice is a dangerous drug. https://www.dea.gov/factsheets/spice-k2-synthetic-marijuana
This wouldn’t have happened if he didn’t deal with drugs
Amil Zola did you say the same thing last week when Trump pardoned hundreds of minorities, many of whom were convicted of a lot worse and have records a lot longer?
Moderators Note: Ummmm…. Trump has pardoned a whopping total of 14 people in 2 and a half years. “Hundreds of minorities”? Fact check buddy.
So does marijuana so why did Cuomo decriminalize it?
When YWN said the story of the Chariedi Drug Lab over a few Weed plants they made it seem horrible like a meth lab or wtvr.
Just saying, Spice or K2 is alot worse than a few weed plants in ramot. not saying he shouldn’t be released just pointing this out.
So then this site supports decrim of all drugs? This is a very harmful drug and it is shameful that you gloss over his crimes just because he makes himself look frum. Disgusted. SO let me here your call to legalize all drugs.
Selling drugs kills.
mixed feeling on this one, his wife RL is very sick, but this man is a drug dealer, the fact he was Jewish never had any bearing on the sentence unlike SMR.
BTW in refence to Jonathan Pollard his parole restrictions are up in 18 months, stop bellyaching
The article does not make clear why the distributor of a deadly drug warrants a commuted sentence. Given the distinguished supporters for this action, I assume the sentence was excessive under established guidelines. However, it does seem strange given that every day the Trumpkopf is screaming about “drugs pouring across our Southern border” and how China is “killing our people by the tens of thousands” through synthetic drugs shipper through the mails.
Lets hope the President shows the same concern and rachmonis for other first time drug offenders who don’t have the same high-powered supporters. Its wonderful news for the Nahamani family and his wife should have a refuah shelamah.
Mods, as i suspect you know, I was referring to the recently signed first step act where in fact hundreds of minorities were freed. Yes, I was mistaken when I used the word “pardoned.” But aside from that my point still stands.
A potential murderer (i.e. rodef) is freed. Pitiful. Kal hamracheim al ha’achzorim sofo l’hachzir al harachmonim! You know who these vile Jewish drug pushers sell their poison to? To your children and mine r’l!
Care to give us the names of those first-time-offenders with 5 young children and wife with stage-4 cancer of which you speak?
Anyone remember how many Obama pardoned/commuted? (and the excuse at-the-time that most of Obama’s were just possession offenses is a spin of the fact that the possession offences were themselves a plea-bargain arrangement downgrading trafficking in exchange for some dirt on others).
Gadolhadorah, if it was Obama instead of Trump who commuted the sentence you would be singing different song.
Right or wrong
This article should not have been printed
Most people probably never heard of him
Lashon Hara with no toeles…
Trump is not a “huge Oheiv Yisroel. He’s a huge Oheiv Trump. He always does whatever benefits himself and his own interests. If that happens to coincide with something that benefits a frum person, don’t confuse it with Ahavas Yisroel.
Coffee addict there’s has never in history been even 1 death associated with marijuana it is 100% safe it’s a fact look it up
rt, with your beliefs and attitude towards fellow Jew you would surly make a perfect kapo. Your venomous hatred of Trump is stronger than a love to other Jews.
What he did was wrong. he already served a few years. And you was free in order to save his children’s life. I think he deserves a second chance.