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Four more charged in Jewish ‘cult’ alleged kidnapping plot


Four more alleged members of Lev Tahor, an extremist Jewish sect based in Guatemala, have been charged with taking part in a plot to nab two children who are living with their mother upstate and take them back to their father at the group’s compound.


Revealed in court papers unsealed on Friday, defendants Mordechay Malka, Shmiel Weingarten, Yoil Weingarten and Yakov Weingarten were charged with participating in a scheme to take the two children from their mother, who had fled the Lev Tahor sect.


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