Friday, September 01, 2017

Golb's prison sentence upheld, but some convictions overturned

THE RAPHAEL GOLB IDENTITY-THEFT CASE: Impersonator of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars sees U.S. conviction upheld (Brendan Pierson). [Incorrect link now fixed!]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A disbarred U.S. lawyer convicted of impersonating Dead Sea Scrolls scholars in emails on Thursday lost his bid to escape his two-month prison sentence.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York left in place Raphael Golb’s convictions in New York state court on 10 criminal counts, but rejected another seven. Golb’s lawyer, Ronald Kuby, said that he and his client had not yet decided on their next action.

This case, which involved the Dead Sea Scrolls in a sad kind of way, has been going on quite a while. If you are unfamiliar with it or have forgotten the details, the article gives a summary toward the end. Also see here and here for summaries. For the other past PaleoJudaica posts on the subject, start here and follow the many links.

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