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September 05, 2012

Rabbi Leib Glanz, Brother, Plead Guilty To Housing Fraud

Rabbi Leib Glanz closeupRabbi Leib Glanz, a scandal-ridden former New York City jails chaplain once caught showering a rich Jewish inmate with special favors, pleaded guilty today along with his brother Menashe to stealing more than $220,000 in federal Section 8 housing subsidies over a 15 year period.

Rabbi Leib Glanz closeup
Rabbi Leib Glanz

Originally published at 9:18 pm CDT 9-4-2012

Rabbi Leib Glanz, Brother, Plead guilty To Housing Fraud
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Rabbi Leib Glanz, a scandal-ridden former New York City jails chaplain once caught showering a rich Jewish inmate with special favors, reportedly pleaded guilty today along with his brother Menashe to stealing more than $220,000 in federal Section 8 housing subsidies over a 15 year period.

Leib Glanz was allowed to plead guilty to a reduced charge, a misdemeanor count with a maximum one-year sentence. However, he reportedly faces no more than 6 months in prison. He also agreed to repay $36,000 as part of the plea deal.

His younger brother Menashe pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge that has a maximum 10-year prison term. However he reportedly faces only 18 months of prison at most. He also agreed to repay more than $186,000 as part of his plea.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 25, 2013.

New York City’s Department of Investigation reportedly said that the brother’s scheme was the largest individual case of tenant fraud it had ever investigated.

The Glanz brothers lied on housing forms to make it appear as if Menashe Glanz lived in a duplex apartment at 85 Ross Street in Williamsburg owned by Satmar’s United Talmudical Academy.

But, in fact, Menashe Glanz did not live there. Instead, Rabbi Leib Glanz did.

The subsidies were paid to Satmar’s United Talmudical Academy, where Leib Glanz was, for a time, executive director. Leib Glanz signed fraudulent documents while he was an employee of United Talmudical Academy and was apparently representing the organization in an official capacity.

United Talmudical Academy has not been charged.

When Menashe Glanz, now 50-years-old, applied for Section 8 in the mid-1990s, he reportedly listed his family's annual income as $6,630.

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when will the satmar rebbes be thrown in jail?

27 years would be just about right.

Here is a link to the press release issued by the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York:
http://www.justice.gov/usao/nys/pressreleases/September12/GlanzPleas.html

Goodnight, funny man.

Posted by: WoolSilkCotton, rock star and sports superstar | September 04, 2012 at 09:24 PM

I don't know anything about you or the people involved in this, but to wish anything so horrible on another person -- well, you must be a horrible person.

How do you live with yourself?

Who left the door to the Stupidorium open?

Somehow this reminds me of a line from a Frank Sinatra song:
"Leib was just a Glanz away, a warm embracing tantz away."


27 years would be just about right.

Posted by: WoolSilkCotton, rock star and sports superstar | September 04, 2012 at 09:24 PM

About what I would expect from a "man" who calls himself a superstar. Isn't that sort of like a used car salesman calling himself "Honest John"?

Yeah, I'm sure WSC must be aqs clean as the driven snow...not!

I have a shaiylah to ask all the rabbonim out there:
Do Leib and Menashe have to do t'shuvah for this as the new year approaches? Did they steal, or was what they did legitimate from a halachik point of view?

Just a Guy, and Gil, how's that Hasidic Penis Sucking Ritual going for ya?

27 years! Hooray! Mordecai Samet and S.M. Rubashkin seem none the worse for their 27 year sentences.

Does Rabbi Glans also do the Hasidic Penis Sucking Ritual?

And shall I repeat once again, 'the Hasidic Penis Sucking Ritual'?

wool and others

the issue is not that this guy stole every group has thieves

the real issue how does the community treat him as a tzaddiuk or a thieve

sadly history says tzaddiuk

Another win for US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara. A future New York City mayor? It appears that Americans of Indian background are on their way up while so much of the Jewish community is on its way down. The future of the Glanz brothers' children does not look very promising. Are they being brought up to major in gaming the system instead of in math and science?

"New York City’s Department of Investigation reportedly said that the brother’s scheme was the largest individual case of tenant fraud it had ever investigated."

Are the investigators that stupid? This is just one of a 1000 such frauds in Williamsburg. They just have to take a look at his neighbor, cousin, friend and they will find much bigger section 8 fraud cases. They really have no clue what's going on in Hasidic communities with section 8.

Rabbi Glans

How perfect...

Rabbi Glans

How perfect...

Posted by: S M L | September 05, 2012 at 04:49 PM


Particularly since he shafted the City

Woolsilk.they will arrest you you will run to RABBI GLANZ for help.and guesd what he will Help You even if you dont deserve it

Now is the time to investigate Monsey and Kiryas Joel. Has section 8 housing and RED LINES "real poor people" out of the opportunity for those housings. Last time I looked housing discrimination is a crime.

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