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Met Council’s New CEO To Step Down

08/21/2014
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The CEO of the scandal-tarred Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is planning to step down.

David Frankel, who took the helm of the New York group in the wake of revelations that the organization’s prior leadership had stolen more than $1 million, will resign from his position as CEO before the end of this year, according to a report by the Forward newspaper.

Met Council’s Rapfogel Pleads Guilty

Admits to stealing $1 million in scheme; faces at least 3 ½ to 10 years; agrees to repay $3 million.

04/23/2014
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In a soft voice, William Rapfogel, the disgraced former CEO of the Jewish community’s well-connected anti-poverty agency here, pleaded guilty Wednesday to inflating the agency’s insurance bills in order to steal $9 million over 20 years for politicians, others and himself.

Police led William Rapfogel away from court after his arrest last summer. Marcos Santos/Daily News
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