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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...

  • Claims Conference Brouhaha

    May 22, 2013 | 2:25 pm

    Who knew what, and when?

    Those are the questions critics are asking following the disclosure that the Claims Conference received an anonymous letter in 2001 identifying several fraudulent Holocaust-era restitution claims — nearly a decade before the organization halted a massive...

  • Webcast: Attorney Youssefyeh speaks out year after Namvar scandal

    By Karmel Melamed

    February 18, 2010 | 11:58 pm

    I had the unique challenge these past several weeks of researching and writing the cover story for this week’s Journal concerning the alleged business fraud scandals that are currently shaking Southern California’s Iranian Jewish community to its core. Since late 2008 many in the...

  • Investment ‘diamond deal’ ends as four jailed on kidnap charges

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 15, 2008 | 10:46 pm

    UPDATE: Judge dismisses charges in ‘kidnap’ case. The problems for the Danialis and Lalezarians crested on the morning before Rosh Hashanah.

    By the start of the Jewish New Year, they were behind bars, accused of assaulting, kidnapping and holding for ransom a fellow Jew, whom...