3rd Circ. Upholds Sentence For Money-Laundering Rabbi

Law360, New York (October 2, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday upheld a 46-month prison term for a rabbi convicted of money laundering, finding that the rabbi’s money-moving methods were complex enough to be considered sophisticated laundering and thus qualify for an enhancement to boost his sentence. 

Mordchai Fish, the principal rabbi of Congregation Sheves Achim in Brooklyn, N.Y., pled guilty in 2011 to conspiring to launder approximately $900,000 he believed stemmed from criminal proceeds.

In a precedential opinion for the court, Circuit Judge Jane R. Roth upheld a New Jersey district...
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