Haredi Scammer Dina Wein Reis Finally Sentenced
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
On March 25, 2011, FailedMessiah.com exclusively reported that haredi fraudster Dina Wein Reis woulld plead guilty to fraud charges, and that she would be sentenced to 1 1/2 years in federal prison.
On May 19, 2011 Wein Reis stood in federal court and pleaded guilty. The judge took her plea deal under advisement and did not set a sentencing date.
Flash forward almost two years.
Earlier today, Wein Reis was finally sentenced. She was given 19 months in prison and also must pay $7 million in restitution to her victims and a $1 million fine.
Wein Reis defrauded companies out of at least $20 million as she led the life of a New York City socialite, art collector and giver to tzedaka, haredi and Orthodox Jewish charities.
She could have been sentenced to as much as five years in prison. Her plea deal set her sentence at no more than 31 months.
She was indicted in October 2008.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]