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Ex-Chabad of Poway Rabbi Sentenced to 14 Months of Custody in Fraud Case


Last updated 1/4/2022 at 11:49am

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Former Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein was sentenced today to 14 months in custody for engaging in a series of fraudulent schemes, most notably a tax fraud in which supposed charitable donations made to the synagogue were funneled back to donors.

Goldstein was also ordered to pay nearly $3 million in restitution to victims, which include the IRS and companies that matched donations their employees made to the Chabad.

"I stand here today, my head bowed in shame, remorse and disappointment over the crimes that I have committed to God and mankind," Goldstein sai...

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