A New York City man arrested in a massive money laundering and political corruption sting has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison.

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David Goldhirsch of Brooklyn was sentenced in federal court in Trenton Thursday. He was one of 44 people arrested in July 2009, and pleaded guilty last year to operating an illegal money transmitting business.

Goldhirsch admitted that he agreed to launder money through a series of religious charities in exchange for a 10 percent commission.

The person offering the money was a government informant who secretly recorded the transactions.

About three-quarters of those arrested have pleaded guilty or been convicted. Five rabbis from New York and New Jersey already have been sentenced to terms ranging from probation to five years in prison.


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