By Paul Berger, November 11, 2010
A millionaire businessman has been charged with trying to extort $250,000 (£155,000) out of the son of a rabbi convicted of sexual abuse.
Simon Taub allegedly threatened to accuse Meyer Lebovits, 31, of molesting Mr Taub's son unless he paid the money.
Mr Lebovits's father, Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, was convicted earlier this year of abusing a 16-year-old boy. He was sentenced to up to 32 years in prison.
After receiving the first allegedly threatening call from Mr Taub, 61, Mr Lebovits contacted the Brooklyn district attorney's office.