A federal appeals court Friday upheld the convictions of three Orthodox rabbis for their roles in a ring that used brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish men to divorce their wives.
Lawyers for three Orthodox rabbis are seeking to overturn the 2015 conspiracy convictions that put the three in prison.
Cattle prods, kidnapping and an alleged murder plot.
TRENTON — A federal judge has denied a bid by two rabbis convicted of kidnapping-related charges to stay out of prison while they appeal their convictions.
This is the shocking moment an Orthodox Jewish rabbi known as the ‘Prodfather’ was caught on camera offering to torture husbands into divorcing their wives as part of an FBI sting.
Orthodox Jewish Rabbi Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Conspiring To Kidnap Jewish Husbands, Force Them To Consent To Religious Divorces.
Two Orthodox Jewish Rabbis Sentenced To Prison For Conspiring To Kidnap Jewish Husbands, Force Them To Consent To Religious Divorces.
Trenton, NJ – An Orthodox rabbi was sentenced Monday to more than three years in prison for his role in a ring of Jewish men who used brutal methods and tools, including handcuffs and electric cattle prods, to torture unwilling husbands into granting their wives religious divorces.
The chief rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community in Amsterdam, Aryeh Ralbag, has been linked to a case in the United States against four rabbis who allegedly kidnapped and beat Jewish men to force them to agree to a divorce.
TRENTON, N.J. — Three rabbis were convicted in federal court Tuesday of conspiring to kidnap Jewish men in order to force them to grant their wives divorces.