Saturday, September 17, 2011

Stealing Government Funds

I first read this:

NYC rabbi charged with housing fraud

A New York rabbi and his brother have been charged with stealing $220,000 in federal housing benefits intended to help low-income families.  Rabbi Leib Glanz and Menashe Glanz were released on $50,000 personal recognizance bonds after appearing before a magistrate judge Wednesday, The New York Times reported. Federal prosecutors said Menashe Glanz received Section 8 status as the tenant of an apartment in the Williamsburg neighborhood in Brooklyn, but his brother actually lived there.

And felt embarrassed.  A shondah my grandmother would have called it.

And then I read this:

A Staten Island couple stole at least $2.5 million in federal funds meant for nutritious meals for preschoolers, prosecutors asserted in a criminal complaint unsealed on Friday.  The complaint accused the couple, Joanna Fan and her husband, Ziming Shen, of siphoning money over five years from accounts at the nonprofit Red Apple Child Development Center preschool chain, of which Ms. Fan, also known as Xiao Ping, is the executive director.

Now how should I feel?


1 comment:

ajlounyinjurylaw said...

A wrong to make a right is still a wrong. He isn't Robbin Hood.