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Badge-Carrying N.Y. Rabbi's 'Official' Plates Questioned

March 24, 2011  | 

A New York State Police rabbi's employment status with a municipality has come under scrutiny by the Times Union newspaper, who published a report questioning his use of official license plates.

The rabbi, Bernard Freilich of Brooklyn, serves as a police chaplain, carries a badge, presents himself as an officer, and earns $100,000, according to the report.

Freilich has equipped his private vehicle for years with "official" license plates registered to an Orange County village, Kiryas Joel,  where he is not employed.

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