Walter Mitty

'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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