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Rapfogel Sentenced to Three and a
Half Years for Stealing From Charity

New York Times, by Russ Buettner

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 7/23/2014 10:51:42 AM

The longtime executive director of a prominent and politically connected Jewish charity in New York was sentenced on Wednesday to three and a half years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the organization. The director, William E. Rapfogel, who led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for two decades, faced a sentence of four to 12 years when he appeared at State Supreme Court in Manhattan before Justice Larry Stephen. But under the terms of a plea agreement he accepted in April, Mr. Rapfogel paid the remaining balance of $3 million in restitution in exchange for a shorter sentence of 3 ⅓ to 10 years.

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From link within article shows seamy side of his non-profit and NYC dRATS politics:

"Mr. Cohen, who is to be sentenced on July 9, said he and Mr. Rapfogel also funneled some of the illicit money to candidates running for office, asking Mr. Ross to make contributions not only in his name but also in the names of his employees and partners in the company. “These campaign contributions were made to politicians Willie and I thought would help Met Council — mainly, candidates for city elected offices,” Mr. Cohen told the judge."

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/nyregion/rapfogel-pleads-guilty-in-scheme-to-loot-new-york-charity.html

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/23/2014 11:42:31 AM     (No. 9936749)

C´mon!? He can´t wet his beak?

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