Rabbi injured in Poway synagogue attack gets prison time for fraud schemes
Yisroel Goldstein, the former rabbi of Chabad of Poway, walks to federal court flanked by his attorneys to be sentenced on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, in San Diego. - Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS

SAN DIEGO — The founding rabbi of a California synagogue who rose to national prominence after he was wounded in an antisemitic shooting, and was then exposed as the perpetrator of a multimillion-dollar fraud, was sentenced Tuesday to 14 months in prison. Both prosecutors and defense attorneys had recommended home confinement for Yisroel Goldstein, citing his leadership in the weeks following the 2019 attack on Chabad of Poway, the immense physical and emotional trauma the former rabbi continues to battle, and his cooperation in the FBI's fraud investigation. But the judge rejected that punish...