Skip To Content
Breaking News

Met Council Fraud Probe Not Done Yet

New York State’s attorney general said his office may broaden its investigation of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Eric Schneiderman told The New York Jewish Week that his office is following up on leads provided by the group’s former CEO, William Rapfogel, who was among the top officials of the nonprofit agency convicted for stealing $9 million in a kickback scheme..

Rapfogel was sentenced in July to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to participating in the scheme. Much of the stolen money went to political campaigns.

Schneiderman emphasized in his interview with The Jewish Week that no current board members are being investigated for impropriety and said he was confident that the agency has resolved issues that enabled the fraud to continue undetected for more than 20 years.


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.