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  • Israeli businessman sentenced to 22 years for fraud

    May 2, 2012 | 3:33 pm

    An Israeli businessman convicted of a $30 million investment fraud was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

    The U.S. District Court in San Francisco also ordered Samuel Cohen, 53, to repay the millions he had stolen. Cohen was convicted last November on charges of fraud, money...

  • Is Con Man Dead or Alive?

    By Tom Tugend

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Lucian Ludwig Kozminski was -- or maybe is -- a man convicted of swindling some 3,000 of his fellow Holocaust survivors, who did time in federal prison and died in 1993, according to his death certificate.

    Ordinarily, this would end the sordid tale of a man who preyed on his own...

  • Tips to Avoid a Charitable Rip-Off

    By Soriya Daniels

    September 23, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Every Jewish New Year we recite the words, "Repentance, prayer and charity avert the evil decree." It sounds straightforward enough, but trying to navigate myriad charities, especially Jewish charities, is confounding.

    There is often an extra layer of complexity that comes with...