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  • Spinka Grand Rabbi, Four Others Plead Guilty

    By Adam Wills

    August 4, 2009 | 5:59 pm

    Rabbi Naftali Tzvi Weisz, the Brooklyn-based grand rabbi of the Spinka sect, along with four local associates, pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy charges in downtown federal district court Monday.

    As part of the plea agreement, Weisz, 61, admitted he worked with others in a...

  • Spinka Rabbi Sentenced to 24 Months

    By Adam Wills

    March 30, 2009 | 7:54 pm

    [UPDATE] Rabbi Naftali Tzi Weisz sentenced to two years on Dec. 21, 2009

    Rabbi Moshe Zigelman, one of two co-conspirators who pleaded guilty last June in a tax fraud and money-laundering scheme, was sentenced in federal district court Monday to 24 months in prison.

    The decade-long...

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    March 12, 2009 | 3:57 am

  • Rabbi Cooper; Enough with the Spinka; Tuskeegee Airmen

    January 24, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Bloods, Crips and Rabbis
    In profiling Rabbi Abe Cooper, I'm glad you mentioned his work in combating hate in cyberspace ("The Bloods, The Crips and The Rabbi," Jan. 18). What is particularly noteworthy is how he has resisted the temptation to push for government censorship and...
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  • Spinker? I just met her!

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Spinka Money Trails

    Sadly missing from Amy Klein's thorough investigation from "Boro Park to L.A. (Dirty Laundry)" was the question that seems to be embedded in every news article when reporting on a perpetrated evil. Why? ("Following the Spinka Money Trail," Jan. 11).

    We are...
  • The Spinka money trail—and the informant who brought them down

    By Amy Klein

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    The first snow flutters hesitantly in Brooklyn. Men wearing fur streimel hats and women wearing sheitls walk briskly past the corner of 15th Avenue and 58th Street in Boro Park as if nothing extraordinary has happened here.

    And why not? The kosher shops of this self-contained...

  • Grand Rabbi pleads not guilty

    By Tom Tugend

    December 30, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The Grand Rabbi of Spinka, head of a Brooklyn-based Chasidic sect, and five other men pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges of tax evasion and money laundering.

    Naftalie Tzi Weisz, the 59-year old grand rabbi, and the other accused appeared in U.S. District Court...