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Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 9 others remain in jail in divorce extortion case

Rabbi Mendel Epstein is accused of forcing Orthodox

Rabbi Mendel Epstein is accused of forcing Orthodox husbands into granting their wives religious divorces. (October 11, 2013 8:20 PM)

A prominent Flatbush rabbi remains behind bars tonight over allegations he forced Orthodox husbands into granting their wives religious divorces.

Rabbi Mendel Epstein and nine others are accused in the divorce extortion case that spans from Brooklyn to New Jersey to upstate New York. Rabbi Epstein, Rabbi Martin Wolmark of Rockland County, and eight others went before a judge Thursday after...

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