In an interview last night on the Zev Brenner radio show Rabbi Balkany came to the defense of accused child predator Yudi Kolko. Balkany said that we should not assume that the charges against Kolko will ultimately stick and that he will end up in prison. He relayed how he too had been accused of wrongdoing on a grand scale and had never been jailed. I guess Rabbi Balkany forgot about the deal that he was forced to make to avoid jail time. Either way, I wonder if Torah Temimah will be hiring Rabbi Balkany any time soon.
Remember what Balkany did, He got a large federal grant meant to help disabled children and used most of it for personal and family expenses and to fund other operations. He got caught and did a deal with the feds to stay out of jail.
[Hat Tip: My friend, Dr. R-F.]