San Diego-area man becomes 10th to plead guilty in rabbi tax-evasion scheme

SAN DIEGO — An Escondido man is the 10th person to plead guilty in a long-running tax-evasion scheme that funneled millions of dollars disguised as donations to former Chabad of Poway Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein. Stuart Weinstock, 64, pleaded guilty to filing a false tax return on Tuesday, the same day the felony charge was filed in San Diego federal court, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. The scheme, unveiled publicly in July, was shocking in its breadth and revealed a darker side to the rabbi who had been praised for his leadership after being wounded in a deadly anti-Semitic attack on t…

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