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FBI arrests Rabbi Mendel Epstein, of Flatbush, in divorce extortion case

Agents collected evidence at the home of Rabbi

Agents collected evidence at the home of Rabbi Mendel Epstein in a case involving extortion. (October 10, 2013 7:06 PM)

The FBI has arrested a prominent Orthodox rabbi in Flatbush after raiding his home in a probe spanning from Brooklyn to New Jersey and upstate New York.

Agents collected evidence at the home of Rabbi Mendel Epstein in a case involving extortion.

Epstein was arrested along with one other rabbi and two additional people for allegedly bullying Orthodox husbands into granting their wives...

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