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  10/12/2012, Tishrei 26, 5773

'Jewish Indiana Jones' Gets Four Years for Fraud


A Federal District Court in New York sentenced Rabbi Menachem Youlus to more than four years in prison, Thursday, on a fraud conviction, stemming from claims to customers of his Wheaton, Maryland book store that he found ancient Torah scrolls and other ancient scrolls throughout Europe and Israel.

Youlus, who billed himself as a "Jewish Indiana Jones", based on a movie character, pleaded guilty in February to two counts of fraud. Prosecutors sought a five-year sentence.