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January 8, 2001
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A San Francisco rabbi who ran a now-defunct nonprofit organization was sentenced to three years’ probation, nine months in a halfway house and a course in American government, for illegally structuring $1.7 million in deposits to avoid federal reporting requirements. Bentzion Pil, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, could have gotten up to two years in jail, but the judge said he gave a lesser sentence because of the absence of embezzlement.

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