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  • Israeli Education Ministry officials arrested in scam

    December 6, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Two officials in Israel’s Education Ministry were arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a haredi Orthodox yeshiva.

    The officials are accused of accepting reports that inflated the number of students at the institution, which increased the yeshiva’s budget allocation from...

  • Holocaust fund scammer gets a year in slammer

    August 8, 2011 | 3:55 pm

    A Russian Jewish immigrant was sentenced to a year and a day in jail for scamming thousands from a fund benefiting Holocaust victims.

    Polina Anoshina, 63, of the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, also received two years probation when she was sentenced Monday in U.S. District...

  • Madoff Speaks from Prison

    By Susan Freudenheim

    February 16, 2011 | 9:18 am

    In a lengthly, far reaching article based on Bernard L. Madoff’s first prison interview, which took place Tuesday, Feb. 15, as well as a series of emails from December and January, Diana B. Henriques reveals that Madoff believes some of the banks “had to know” what he was doing...

  • Mark Madoff’s Name Became Too Big a Burden to Bear

    December 17, 2010 | 11:02 am

    Last Friday, the publisher of a promising real estate newsletter called Sonar Report rose before dawn, scoured the news to gather items for that day’s edition and, at 9:04 a.m., sent it out to his e-mail subscribers.

    Unknown to almost all of his subscribers, that publisher was Mark David Madoff, the older son of the convicted swindler Bernard L. Madoff.

    Less than 24 hours after sending his e-mail, he hanged himself in his downtown Manhattan apartment, leaving behind a life of burdens and blessings.

    Read more at nytimes.com.

  • Anger replaces shock as Madoff scam puts spotlight on charity boards

    By Dean Rotbart

    December 30, 2008 | 6:42 pm

    Anger has begun to supplant shock as those who contribute to prominent Jewish charities or work on their behalf gasp for comprehension of the unprecedented percussion that the Bernard L. Madoff investment fraud is having on their favorite causes.

    While Madoff himself is a primary...