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Man headed to prison in New York Torah fraud case

A man who claimed he crisscrossed the globe rescuing Torahs as a "Jewish Indiana Jones" has been sentenced in New York to more than four years in prison.

Menachem Youlus received the 51-month prison term Thursday in federal court in Manhattan.

Prosecutors had accused the owner of a Wheaton, Md., bookstore of pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars through the "Save a Torah" charity he co-founded as a nonprofit organization.

Authorities said he spent some of it on private school tuition for his children and personal expenses including meals and health care.