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Rabbi Leib Glanz, Brother Charged With Rent Fraud In NYC

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City rabbi who was fired as a Correction Department chaplain for arranging a lavish jailhouse bar mitzvah has been charged with stealing more than $220,000 in federal housing subsidies.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Story

Rabbi Leib Glanz and his brother Menashe Glanz were charged in Manhattan federal court Wednesday with theft and conspiracy for allegedly stealing Section 8 rent subsidies over 15 years.

They were released on $50,000 bond each and declined to comment.

Prosecutors said Menashe Glanz filed false documents to get subsidies for an apartment that his brother lived in.

The city Department of Investigation said the case was the largest individual case of tenant fraud it had ever investigated.

Leib Glanz was ousted as a jail chaplain in 2009 after the extravagant bar mitzvah for a wealthy inmate’s son.

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