Rabbi pleads guilty in connection with Brooklyn money-laundering, corruption scheme

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A frail and elderly rabbi who leads the nation’s Syrian Jewish community from a synagogue on Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty today to using a religious charity to launder illegal cash.

Saul Kassin, 79, was among 43 rabbis and politicians apprehended during a shocking morning of arrests in July 2009 — a spectacle that was the culmination of the biggest federal sting operation ever in New Jersey.

He had vowed to fight the charges but gave that up in Trenton federal court today.

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Posted by Jasmin on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011. Filed under Jewish News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

  • Samg11925

    What is taking New York attorney general so long to prosecute Kars4Kids and Eli Mintz? Is the fix in?

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