Chaim Berger

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: one of the founders of the Hasidic Jewish village of New Square, New York who masterminded the theft of $11.6 million from federal anti-poverty programs, who fled to Israel to avoid prosecution but was arrested and returned to the U.S. in 2001 to stand trial and was serving a six year sentence.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: circa 1925

 

Died: March 9, 2004

 

Location: Butner, North Carolina