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July 3, 1998
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A judge threw out several of the charges against a New York assemblyman charged with corruption involving funds from a Jewish social service agency. In making the ruling, Judge Charles Sifton said the prosecution had failed to back up charges of conspiracy and fraud with sufficient evidence. Dov Hikind, an Orthodox Jew, still faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for illegally soliciting and accepting payoffs from the Council of Jewish Organizations of Borough Park. Closing arguments in the case are expected to be completed Thursday.

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