The couple said inspectors often threatened them with closure in a discriminatory manner.
The supervisor of the heavily Jewish town of Ramapo in suburban New York was found guilty Friday of conspiracy, securities fraud and wire fraud.
The leader of a heavily Jewish New York suburb faces trial on Wednesday in a landmark securities fraud case involving municipal bonds — a scandal that already felled a prominent Orthodox leader.
Two officials in the heavily Jewish upstate New York town of Ramapo have been indicted in what the federal government believes is the first criminal securities fraud prosecution involving municipal bonds.
For years, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders largely stayed silent, caught in the middle between their Orthodox coreligionists and their non-Jewish neighbors.
The Orthodox social justice group Uri L’Tzedek will participate in a rally to request greater state oversight of a New York school district with a majority of board members who are haredi Orthodox Jews.