Man Charged in Extortion of Rabbi

Investigation into the alleged extortion, which began about a year ago, involved a Sharon, Mass. rabbi

A 30-year-old Massachusetts man has been indicted on charges of extorting hundreds of thousands of dollars from Rabbi Barry Starr of Temple Israel in Sharon, according to The Boston Globe.

Nicholas Zemeitus of Quincy was arrested Monday on an indictment warrant at his place of business by Sharon Police working with the Quincy Police Department.

Zemeitus faces seven indictments of larceny over $250, two indictments of receiving stolen property valued over $250, a single indictment of larceny under $250 and one indictment of extortion.

These indictments are the result of an investigation, which began roughly one year ago.

Zemeitus will be arraigned Tuesday afternoon.

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