By Murray Weiss, DNAinfo.com June 21, 2012
BROOKLYN — Four men were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly offering a $500,000 bribe to a sexually abused teenager to get her to drop charges against a popular Orthodox community counselor who is presently on trial in Brooklyn.
Exclusive: Rabbi Raises Money For Convicted Sex Offender
failedmessiah.com February 14, 2012
Rabbi Moshe Green, in effect the most senior of the leading haredi rabbis in Monsey, send out a Yiddish fundraising letter late last week to raise money for what he says will be an appeal led by convicted sex offender Rabbi Israel Weingarten.
Weingarten was convicted in March 2009 of transporting his daughter across international borders for the purpose of raping her, and in now serving a 30 year sentence in federal prison.
Weingarten already appealled his conviction. He had one count overturned (because the point of origin of that overseas trip was not the US) and several others affirmed last year. He was resentenced to 30 years in prision in September 2011.