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ISRAEL: Rabbi Ben Zion Sobel Arrested

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Sobel is an alleged – and notorious – pedophile who allegedly abused many boys at Neve Tzion yeshiva. He apparently is also one of the six people arrested yesterday morning in the Eidah Charedis money laundering, tax evasion and embezzlement scandal.

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Rabbi Ben Zion Sobel

Arutz Sheva has a two line report on Sobel's arrest and release on bail. Here's the money line:

Sobel is suspected of financial crimes and of organizing and financing public disturbances by the extremist Sikrikim [the Sicarii gang].

I'll post more details when they're available.

Rabbi Ben Zion Sobel:

Update 12:50 pm CST – The charges against Sobel and the others arrested with him are in the following Hebrew PDF file:

Download Charges against 6 haredim money laundering, embezzlement and tax fraud arrested 1-15-2011 Jerusalem

Update 9:16 pm CST – Here is The Awareness Center's page on Sobel as a PDF file:

Download The Case Of Ben Zion Sobel – The Awareness Center