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Friday, January 10, 2014

Abraham Rubin gets 4 months for trying to bribe sex abuse victim to stop testimony


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man who tried to bribe the teen victim that bravely testified against convicted child molester Nechemya Weberman was sentenced to jail time Friday morning.

Abraham Rubin, 50, who offered the young sex abuse victim and her then-boyfriend $500,000 to leave the country so the case against Weberman would be dropped, showed no emotion as he was sentenced to four months jail time at Brooklyn Supreme Court.

In addition to the jail term, Rubin was given five years probation.

The courtroom was packed with at least 30 members of the Satmar community, many of whom wept as Rubin read a statement prior to the sentencing.

“On or about one and a half years ago, I did something very terrible … I am deeply sorry by what I did,” Rubin read.

“I am an honest man. Please think of my wife, my kids, my wonderful grandchildren,” he begged Judge Danny Chun.

Rubin, of Williamsburg, pleaded guilty last August to a felony of bribing a witness and other related charges.

Defense attorney John Esposito declined comment following the sentencing.

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