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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.

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