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.
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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.
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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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