Local Paper front page—Torah-saving rabbi arrested

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The man behind the discovery and restoration of the [Vengrov] Torah, Rabbi Menachem Youlus, was arrested Wednesday on federal fraud charges.

Youlus, 50, was released on $100,000 bail after appearing before a U.S. magistrate judge. His lawyer, Paul Rooney, denied the accusations, according to news reports.

Court documents show that Youlus, who had been affiliated with the nonprofit Save a Torah, was charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud for allegedly scheming to "(obtain) money and property by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises."

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Posted August 26, 2011 at 8:53 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. sophy0075 wrote:

Oy vey!

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