NY Governor Pardons Famed Jewish Singer

Sources Confirm to YiddishNayes that the New York Governor David Paterson has pardoned Michoel Streicher after he was sentenced for stealing $36,000 from a Washington Heights woman.

Streicher, 50, scammed the money from his victim — a fellow Orthodox Jew — by promising he would invest it in a coveted Torah scroll, which he said he would acquire through his connections in Israel.

Streicher was found guilty of grand larceny and harassment at trial and was sentenced to 1-3 years.

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