Updates to our Terms of Use

We are updating our Terms of Use. Please carefully review the updated Terms before proceeding to our website.

Saturday, March 2, 2024 | Back issues
Courthouse News Service Courthouse News Service

Yeshiva fraud

The Central United Talmudic Academy headed off a federal indictment Monday by admitting to its involvement in several overlapping frauds, including one scheme involving a fictitious meal program supposed to feed needy students. The academy has already paid $3 million and restitution and owes another $5 million in penalties.

Read the deferred prosecution agreement.

Letterhead Document

2016, CUTA received more than $3.2 million in reimbursement for a meal program that purported to feed students of the yeshiva. The program was almost entirely fictitious. Rather than feed its children, the School diverted the funding, including to subsidize parties for adults. To commit the crime, the School fabricated records and made dozens of sworn misrepresentations to government agencies.

Categories / Criminal, Education, Government, Religion

Subscribe to Closing Arguments

Sign up for new weekly newsletter Closing Arguments to get the latest about ongoing trials, major litigation and hot cases and rulings in courthouses around the U.S. and the world.