Preet Bharara

Feds Hit Brooklyn Rabbi With Child Porn Charges

03/06/2014
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A rabbi identified as a teacher at an unnamed girl's seminary on Brooklyn has been charged with distributing child pronography via the Internet, a federal offense.

Samuel Waldman, 52, was arrested Wednesday at his Kensington, Brooklyn home by agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations unit, according to Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who announced the arrest and will prosecute the case.

'Jewish Indiana Jones' Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charges

02/05/2012

Rabbi Menachem Youlus, the selft-styled “Jewish Indiana Jones” who turned out to be a Jewish Walter Mitty has pleaded guilty to fraud.

Youlus’ accounts of remarkable tales of rescuing Holocaust-era Torah scrolls were contradicted by historical evidence, witness accounts and records showing that he simply passed off used Torahs sold by local dealers who made no claims as to the scrolls’ provenance.

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