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Former Jewish Charity Head Sentenced in Insurance Kickback Scheme

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The former head of a major city charity was sentenced to between three-and-a-third and 10 years for his involvement in an insurance kickback scheme.

William Rapfogel was taken from court immediately into state custody.

He plead guilty in April to stealing from the Metropolitan New York Council on Jewish Poverty, which he led for 20 years.

Rapfogel will also have to repay the non-profit for the $3 million he took during that time.

Rabbi David Cohen, who preceded Rapfogel as head of the Met Council, and Joe Ross, head of the insurance company involved in the scheme, also plead guilty.

State prosecutors say altogether they stole $9 million by inflating insurance bills sent to the charity and then splitting the extra money.

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