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  • Met Council’s William Rapfogel sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison

    July 23, 2014 | 10:00 am

    William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme.

    Rapfogel, the longtime executive director and CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, also was...

  • Ex-CFO of Met Council pleads guilty in kickback scheme

    May 6, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Herbert Friedman, the 80-year-old former chief financial officer of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, pleaded guilty in New York state court to bilking the charity of $250,000 as part of an insurance kickback scheme.

    Under the terms of the plea bargain, Friedman will...

  • Ex-Met Council chief William Rapfogel pleads guilty in scam, faces prison

    April 23, 2014 | 10:52 am

    William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny for his role in a scheme to steal more than $7 million from the social service agency.

    Rapfogel, 59, who had served as CEO and president of the...

  • Scandal-battered Met Council cleared for state funding

    December 20, 2013 | 10:28 am

    The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will be able to continue receiving New York State funds in the wake of the scandal that has seen its former CEO charged with stealing millions from the charity.

    The New York State attorney general and comptroller announced Thursday that...

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  • Another arrest in Rapfogel case; alleged theft now $7 million

    November 15, 2013 | 10:42 am

    Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, steal more than $7 million from the organization.

    The owner, Joseph Ross, was arrested Wednesday and charged with a litany...

  • Hatzalah CEO, linked to Met Council scam, steps down

    September 30, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    The CEO of the Chevra Hatzolah ambulance service resigned amid allegations that he conspired with William Rapfogel, the ex-CEO of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, in an insurance scam on the Met Council.

    Rabbi Dovid Cohen gave no reason for stepping down over the...

  • Met Council taps N.Y. finance chief Frankel to replace Rapfogel

    August 19, 2013 | 10:12 am

    The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is bringing in New York City’s finance chief, David Frankel, to succeed the fired William Rapfogel as executive director and CEO.

    The Met Council announced the appointment of Frankel, who has been the commissioner of the Department of...

  • NYC suspends millions in funding to Met Council

    August 16, 2013 | 9:55 am

    New York City has reportedly suspended all funding to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty following the firing of its longtime CEO over alleged financial misdeeds.

    “All pending awards have been put on hold until an investigation by [the New York Department of...

  • Jewish leaders react with shock to fall of longtime anti-poverty activist William Rapfogel

    August 13, 2013 | 2:39 pm

    The New York Jewish communal world reacted with shock this week to news that William Rapfogel, longtime head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty and a major player in New York’s Jewish community, had been fired for alleged financial improprieties.

    The Met Council, which...

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