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Prosecutors say they’ll indict Berland in coming days

Prosecutors announce they intend to file criminal charges against Eliezer Berland, a rabbi who is accused of fleecing terminally ill people out of millions of shekels  with fake medications and promises of miraculous recoveries.

Police are seeking to keep Berland — who was previously convicted of sex offenses — in custody for the next five days until the indictment is lodged.

The specific charges are not listed, though he has been accused by police of fraud, tax evasion, extortion, and money laundering in 21 cases.

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