'Jewish Indiana Jones' Admits Torah Charity Was Scam

Law360, New York (February 2, 2012, 10:17 PM EST) -- The Maryland rabbi who dubbed himself the Jewish Indiana Jones and claimed to have rescued Torahs lost or hidden during the Holocaust has pled guilty to scamming Jewish charity Save A Torah and its donors out of $862,000, prosecutors said Thursday.

Menachem Youlus, 50, pled guilty in New York federal court Thursday to charges of mail fraud and wire fraud. Prosecutors said Youlus fabricated detailed accounts of having found Torahs lost or hidden during the Holocaust, at sites including the Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen concentration camps, in...
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