Rabbi to be sentenced in NJ corruption case
TRENTON, N.J. - June 1, 2011 (WPVI) -- The spiritual leader for the Syrian Jewish community in the United States is scheduled to be sentenced for his role in a money laundering scheme.
Rabbi Saul Kassin is chief rabbi of Congregation Sharee Zion in Brooklyn, N.Y. He pleaded guilty in March to one count of unauthorized money transmitting.
He was one of five rabbis arrested in July 2009 as part of a massive federal probe into international money laundering and political corruption in New Jersey.
Prosecutors have said they won't press for jail time for the 89-year-old Kassin. He has agreed to forfeit nearly $370,000 to the government.
The sentencing hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Trenton.
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