Many high-profile Jewish leaders called on New York’s attorney general to go easy on William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who stole $9 million from the charity, according to a new report.
A year after Met Council was rocked by the Willie Rapfogel fraud scandal, the anti-poverty group is reeling again. Would an ultra-Orthodox leader change things for the better?
William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, was sentenced to 3 1/3 to 10 years in prison for his role in a kickback scheme.
Several scandals have hit New York’s top Jewish charities this year. Experts blame lax oversight and multi-decade leadership tenures common among Jewish charity CEOs.
The stunning array of charges against William Rapfogel should prompt Jewish organizations to engage in soul-searching. But it hasn’t
William Rapfogel, the ousted leader of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty in New York, was arrested on charges of grand larceny and money laundering.