William Rapfogel, fired as head of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty amid an investigation into financial irregularities, apologized this afternoon–for something he did not disclose.
“After 21 years at the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, I deeply regret the mistakes I have made that have led to my departure from the organization,” Rapfogel wrote in a statement. “I apologize to our dedicated officers and board, our incredible staff and those who depend on Met Council. I let them all down.”
“I pray that my family and friends and all who care about met Council can find it in their heart to forgive for my actions. i will do everything possible to make amends. My failing should not reflect poorly on an organization that continues to serve so many people with dignity and kindness every day. it has been a privilege to be part of that effort, he added.
Met Council earlier today announced it fired Rapfogel after discovering “financial irregularities and apparent misconduct in connection with the organization’s insurance policies.”
(The Daily News)