“Authorities today arrested seven people – including six Ramapo residents – who are accused of fraudulently obtaining millions of dollars through a federally subsidized program to provide electronic equipment to local yeshivas.
The arrests of Peretz Klein, 64, of Spring Valley, Susan Klein, 57, of Spring Valley, Ben Klein, 39, of Monsey, Simon Goldbrener. 55, of Monsey, Moshe Schwartz, 45, of Monroe in Orange County, Sholem Steinberg, 39, of Monsey and Aron Melber, 42, of Monsey resulted from a series of raids on multiple Ramapo businesses and schools in 2016.
They were all charged with various counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. The statute sets a prison sentence of 20 years for the crime, though a judge has discretion under federal sentencing guidelines. [Read more…]