Rapfogel was a longtime aide to disgraced NY state speaker Sheldon Silver, and the wife of a CEO who stole millions from a Jewish anti-poverty group.
— William Rapfogel, who was sentenced to 3 1/3 years to 10 years in prison for stealing $9 million from the New York Jewish nonprofit he h…
Five years ago, the Met Council was one of the largest, most powerful charities in New York City. Today, it’s little but an afterthought.
There was more than one corpse in the sanctuary of the Bialystoker Synagogue on the day that Heshy Jacob died.
William Rapfogel, who was sentenced last year to 3 1/3 years to 10 years in prison for stealing $9 million from the Jewish nonprofit he headed, has been transferred to a minimum-security work release prison in Manhattan.
Nearly two years after the arrest of ex-chief William Rapfogel, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has announced that it will definitely continue an independent organization — and has hired a new leader to chart its future.
Another co-conspirator in the scheme that stole approximately $9 million from New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty was sentenced to prison.
A grand jury returned an indictment of Sheldon Silver, the former New York State Assembly speaker, for federal corruption charges on Thursday, federal prosecutors said.
Two employees of the insurance company that bilked a New York Jewish poverty charity in a $9 million fraud scheme were sentenced to probation on Friday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.
Judy Rapfogel is Sheldon Silver’s chief of staff and William Rapfogel’s wife. Those roles once put her at the center of power — now she’s in the crosshairs of two scandals.