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October 24, 2013

3 Haredi Ringleaders Arrested In Large Fake Mental Illness Draft Dodging Scheme

Haredi handcuffs black suit 2Three haredim were reportedly arrested earlier this month for allegedly falsifying documents, defrauding the government, receiving money fraudulently from the National Insurance Institute, and fraudulently providing certificates of mental disability to more than 60 young haredim trying to dodge the military draft. 7 psychiatrists were brought in for questioning and were then released to restrictive house arrest.

 

3 Haredim Arrested In Large Fake Mental Illness Draft Dodging Scheme
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

Three haredim were reportedly arrested earlier this month for allegedly falsifying documents, defrauding the government, receiving money fraudulently from the National Insurance Institute, and fraudulently providing certificates of mental disability to more than 60 young haredim trying to dodge the military draft.

Details of the case were first released for publication yesterday, Ynet reported.

Undercover investigators found the three suspects offered young haredim authorizations which would allow them to be released from military service due to mental disability. The three haredi men allegedly fraudulently obtained psychiatric documents confirming mental disability.

The ring sent the young haredim of draft age to psychiatrists, who provided them with the fraudulent certificates. Each of those confirmations allegedly cost NIS 1,500 ($426). These fraudulent certificates were then given to the IDF to obtain draft exemptions.

The hared draft dodgers also received prescriptions for sedative injections, which they were supposed to receive at their HMOs. Instead, the ring leaders replaced the prescription sedative ampoules with ampoules of Vitamin B12 made to look like the sedative, and the haredi draft dodgers brought these to their HMO’s nurses who then administered the shot of the ‘sedative.’ The nurses gave the haredi draft dodgers certificates that they had received a sedative shot, and the draft dodgers gave the certificates to the IDF. Based on this, the haredi draft dodgers were granted draft exemptions.
 
Ring leaders also sold haredim fraudulent certificates of mental disability issued by psychiatrists for a one-time fee that reportedly ranged from NIS 1,500 ($425) to 50,000 ($14,000). They also reportedly used the name of a recently deceased psychiatrist to provide forged certificates.

These certificates were given to the National Insurance Institute by the haredim, who then received pensions ranging from NIS 4,500 ($1,277) to 7,000 ($1,987) per month.

The ringleaders also allegedly laundered the money from their crimes through shell corporations.

Police claim one of the suspects admitted to the charges against him. The other two suspects denied all the charges against them, as did most of their customers.

Seven Jerusalem psychiatrists were called in for questioning. Each was reportedly released to house arrest for five days and were banned for having any contact with the three suspects.

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Ok, I'll be the first one to make the comment (just to be yotzi): "What do you mean 'fake' mental illness?"

+++The hared draft dodgers also received prescriptions for sedative injections, which they were supposed to receive at their HMOs. Instead, the ring leaders replaced the prescription sedative ampoules with ampoules of Vitamin B12 made to look like the sedative, and the haredi draft dodgers brought these to their HMO’s nurses who then administered the shot of the ‘sedative.’+++

Apart from all the other things they did, tampering with medications is a very stupid, irresponsible and dangerous act.

How do haredim fake mental illness? By acting normal.

Hal -Hahahahaha thats a good one.

Are we sure they are faking?

Luke.

So if you fake mental illness to avoid the draft, how about the armed forces using you as a fake target practice dummy. Save the army a few shekels on the dummies and save the taxpayer a whole lot more.

After all, what is the difference between Haredism and mental illness?

i'm sure the gedolim would approve.

This has been going on for a very, very, long time, generations.

Apologies to Billy Joel (You May be Right):

Friday night I crashed your kiddish
Saturday I spoke in Yiddish
Sunday came and in kollel again
I was only being frum
Wasn't helping anyone
And we all enjoyed the schnorring for some change

I've avoided all the combat zones
I walked through Williamsburg alone
Even ate gefilte fish with lots of chrayn
I told women not to drive
But I made it with frum jive
So I said that only proves that I'm insane

Chorus:
Well, I must be right
I may be crazy
Oy!
But it just might be meshugenehs avoid the war
Don't wanna fight
Want you to save me
Well you may be wrong for all I know
Because I'm right

Remember how I found you there
Alone in your IDF gear
I told you divrei Torah until you yawned
You were lonely for your wife
I said live the kollel life
'Cause you might enjoy some madness with your spawn

Now think of all the years you tried to
Find someone to make you a freier
I might be as lazy as you say
If I'm lazy then it's true
That I am a better Jew
Whom you wouldn't want our enemies to slay

Chorus

Oy!


Chorus

Wrong but I must be right
You may be wrong but I must be right
(till fade out)

YL-

Tremendous!

YL:

IMO, this is definitely one of your best songs by far.

"Friday night I crashed your kiddish
Saturday I spoke in Yiddish...."

LOL =)

Luke.

Thanks, APC, Luke.

YL:

You're welcome! I love Billy Yoel. :)

Luke.

YL-

I am humming it! You keep getting better!

Thanks, Bas!

Yochanan - Standing Ovation! You outdid yourself!! Superb!!!

This has to go on the top 10 list to be performed on karaoke at the next FM gathering!

Yochanan great as always

crazy not to be drafted but not to be a kollel person. says a lot about kollel

Thanks Abra, Seymour.

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