Former NYC Charity Execs Admit To Lengthy Kickback Scam

Law360, New York (April 23, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT) -- Two former executives at a noted New York City charity on Wednesday pled guilty to taking part in a 20-year larceny, tax-dodging and kickback scheme that took cash from inflated insurance premiums and siphoned $9 million from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

William Rapfogel, former executive director and CEO of the taxpayer-funded nonprofit known as the Met Council, and former executive director David Cohen both face prison time after pleading guilty to multiple felony charges.

Rapfogel, 59, admitted to crimes including grand larceny, money laundering...
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