Brooklyn rabbi convicted in NJ money laundering case
A Brooklyn rabbi has pleaded guilty in connection with a money laundering case out of New Jersey.
Rabbi Lavel Schwartz, 60, is the last of five rabbis involved to be convicted. All fives were arrested in 2009 after prosecutors say Schwartz and his brother, Rabbi Mordchai Fish, laundered illicit funds for a New Jersey developer. The rabbis moved almost $400,000 through fake charities.
Fish will be sentenced next month, and Schwartz will be sentenced in October.
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