Ramapo Man Charged with Fraud

A Ramapo resident and community leader was arrested on Monday on charges of first-degree offering a false instrument, second-degree criminal possession of a false instrument and second-degree forgery. According to police, Shimon Sontag was accused of submitting forged documentation to the Ramapo Tax Assessor’s Office to obtain a tax exemption for the Rose Ocko Foundation, which Sontag is the President of and was set up to provide assisted living housing on 34-acres of land. According to the man’s lawyer, Kenneth Gribetz, he denies the charges, pleaded not guilty and was released from jail with no bail. Sontag faces 2 to 7 years in prison and will return to court on November 6.

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