Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rapfogel Sentenced to Three and a Half Years for Stealing From Charity

NY Times   The longtime executive director of a prominent and politically connected Jewish charity in New York was sentenced on Wednesday to three and a half years in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the organization.

The director, William E. Rapfogel, who led the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty for two decades, faced a sentence of four to 12 years when he appeared at State Supreme Court in Manhattan before Justice Larry Stephen. But under the terms of a plea agreement he accepted in April, Mr. Rapfogel paid the remaining balance of $3 million in restitution in exchange for a shorter sentence of 3 ⅓ to 10 years. [...]


  1. $3. Million for. 180 days less. Is that good value?

  2. I used to see this man at Mincha. He started coming around after he was arrested. In the same minyan, the poor whom he had robbed would try to comfort him. I thought that that was very ironic. I was both saddened and very angry. The poor don't even have where to sleep and this guy helped themselves to their money. No winners here.


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