NJ rabbi faces prison sentence this week

A New Jersey rabbi who pleaded guilty in the state's largest corruption case is due to be sentenced this week.Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim is the

NEWARK - A New Jersey rabbi who pleaded guilty in the state's largest corruption case is due to be sentenced this week.

Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim is the former leader of the synagogue Congregation Ohel Yaacob in Deal.

He pleaded guilty in 2010 to a money laundering charge after admitting he used his network of religious charities to conceal more than $1 million in illegal proceeds.

Prosecutors say he laundered the money on behalf of a government informant Solomon Dwek, who cooperated with federal authorities after his arrest on bank fraud.

Ben Haim is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Trenton.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Arrest made in Paterson shooting involving rapper, city 1 Police investigate if rapper Fetty Wap involved in Paterson shooting
A person has barricaded his or herself inside 2 Suspect in custody after Elizabeth standoff; child unharmed
Red Cross assists two families displaced after fire 3 Two families displaced after fire in Neptune
Central Regional's Polina Dineva, holds six school records 4 Scholar Athlete: Polina Dineva
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 5 New Jersey Weather Forecast

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE