U.S. Rabbi Accused of Using Brutality to Obtain Ritual Divorces Heads to Trial

Prosecutors allege the Orthodox rabbi's kidnap team would use martial arts beatings, handcuffs and electric cattle prods to torture man into granting divorce.

Sean Carlin
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FBI agents remove evidence from Rabbi Mendel Epstein's Brooklyn residence, October 10, 2013.Credit: AP
Sean Carlin