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  • 85 Ross Street and Rabbi Leib Glanz

    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]

  • Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has announced charges against a former chaplain and Satmar rabbi with the New York City Department of Corrections with the largest individual case of tenant fraud ever discovered by the Department of Investigations.

    Bharara’s office charged Leib Glanz and his brother Menashe Glanz each with one count of conspiracy to commit theft of federal funds and one count of theft of federal funds in connection with a $200,000 Brooklyn housing fraud scheme.

    “As alleged in the complaint, Leib and Menashe Glanz engaged in a years-long subterfuge to take criminal advantage of federal housing subsidies,” Bharara said. “Especially in these trying economic times, we cannot tolerate stealing from the public.” — Katherine Clarke[more]