Above: Rabbi "General" Fred "Fischel" Todd
Haredi “General,” Guilty Of Fraud, Will Go To Prison
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Rabbi "General" Fredrick "Fred" "Fischel" Todd, the 61-year-old founder of Pirkei Shoshanim's online smicha program and a "General" in charge of all Jewish US Military chaplains, was sentenced in federal court in New Jersey this morning for his role in haredi über-fraudster Eliyahu Weinstein Facebook IPO fraud and related real estate scams.
A source close to the case told FailedMessiah.com that Todd, an attorney who really isn't a general and who really isn't in the military, was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison.
The Lakewood, New Jersey-based Todd was the government's CW (cooperating witness) in the case. He pleaded guilty last September to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and transacting in criminal proceeds.
As part of his sentence, Todd will also have to pay $6.53 million in restitution and have to serve three years of supervised release when his prison sentence is complete.