10 to 15 managers of haredi yeshivas and schools and haredi money changers were arrested today on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion. One of those arrested is the sister of a hasidic rebbe and the crimes apparently can be directly traced back to several hasidic courts. Haredi Politicians are also thought to be suspects.
Wave Of Arrests Of Haredi Yeshiva Administrators Over Alleged Money Laundering, Tax Evasion, Fraud
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Early this morning, 10 to 15 managers of haredi yeshivas and schools and haredi money changers were arrested today on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and tax evasion, Behadrei Haredim, News 10, and other Israeli local Israeli media reported.
At least one of the arrested haredim allegedly created a fictitious school for fraudulent purposes.
The arrests, all of which took place in Jerusalem and Beitar Illit, followed a several months long undercover investigation.
Homes of yeshiva administrators were also raided by police.
Among those arrested is a woman who heads a haredi girls school and is the sister of a hasidic rebbe.
The money laundering and fraud has reportedly been linked to several hasidic courts and hasidic politicians, as well, and could in theory eventually lead to their arrests.
The first wave of arraignments are expected to take place today at 1:00 pm in the Jerusalem Magistrates Court.