Saturday, March 2, 2013

A rabbi who once served as a New York City prison chaplain has been sentenced to 45 days in prison in connection with a tenant-fraud scheme

Rabbi Leib Glanz pleaded guilty in September 2012 to lying to the government in order to defraud it of more than $36,000 in federal housing grants. Glanz had run the Satmar Hasidic community's school system and served as a link between its ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders and secular leaders. Glanz has served in the past as an influential city prison chaplain. Glanz's brother, Menashe, also took part in the scheme and has been sentenced to six months in prison. The brothers must reimburse the federal government more than $220,000, the total stolen in the scheme.

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