TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A Brooklyn, N.Y., rabbi has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his admitted role in a large-scale corruption and money laundering sting in New Jersey.
Lavel Schwartz was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day Thursday in federal court in Trenton.READ MORE: CBS3 Mysteries: Father Of Man Who Marked Grim Milestone For Philly Wants Son To Be Remember More Than Number
The 61-year-old pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy last May.
He was one of more than 40 people arrested in July 2009. Four other rabbis already have pleaded guilty and been sentenced.
Schwartz admitted laundering what he thought were illicit funds from a developer who was acting as an informant for the government.READ MORE: Upper Darby Chiropractor Charged With Sexually Abusing 9-Year-Old Girl During Exam
Several hundred thousand dollars were laundered through a religious charity.
About three-quarters of the defendants arrested in 2009 have pleaded guilty or been convicted.
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