Authorities charged the owner of a New York insurance company with helping William Rapfogel, the former chief of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, steal more than $7 million from the organization.

The owner, Joseph Ross, was arrested and charged with a litany of crimes, including first-degree grand larceny and money laundering, according to The New York Times. The scheme, in which Rapfogel allegedly pocketed more than $1 million for himself, spanned more than two decades, according to the criminal complaint.

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Ross’ company, Century Coverage in Valley Stream, N.Y., allegedly inflated invoices to Met Council. The illicit money was divided between Ross, Rapfogel and another person, the complaint said.

Rapfogel was fired from his post in August and arrested in September. At that time, the complaint listed $5 million as having been stolen. The new higher number suggests that authorities now believe the scheme involved even more money.

Ross did not enter a plea and was released on his own recognizance.

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  1. In Rapfogel's defence, Reverend Paul Flowers, the chap who ripped off billions has overridden the amount of funds of which possibly may be stolen – working for the Co-op I believe, the organisation which boycotted Israel goods for its many stores and for this expression of hatred, the Co-op's bank has gone practically mechullah, Gd works in mysterious ways – so Rapfogel and your co-horts, you have not acted favourably toward the Jewish poverty stricken and Reverend Paul Flowers has also been a blooming greedy bast'd but what concerns me is the fact that, as in Germany during WW11, "nobody knew anything of such losses!"

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