Three more sentenced for attempting to coerce religious divorce

Ben Harris

(JTA) — Three New York men were sentenced for attempting to coerce a man into granting his wife a religious divorce.

Avrohom Goldstein, Ariel Potash and Sholom Schuchat were sentenced Thursday in a federal court in New Jersey in connection to a 2013 incident in which they planned to use physical force to pressure a man to grant his wife a get, or religious writ of divorce.

The three men had previously pleaded guilty.

Goldstein was sentenced to 45 months in prison, Potash received a 14-month sentence and Schuchat was sentenced to time served, according to reports.

Several others involved in the scheme were sentenced to prison terms earlier this week.

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