A Brooklyn rabbi and his brother pleaded guilty yesterday to partaking in what the city’s Department of Investigation has called the largest individual case of tenant fraud it has ever probed, the New York Times reported. Rabbi Leib Glanz and his brother Menashe Glanz had unlawfully gained more than $220,000 worth of Section 8 subsidies over the past 15 years.
Menashe Glanz signed forms to recieve the subsidies for an apartment at 85 Ross Street in Brooklyn, but he and his family lived elsewhere. Instead, Rabbi Glanz, who was formerly a chaplain in New York City jails, lived in the apartment and paid the subsidies to the United Talmudical Academy that owned the apartment. [more]