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Rabbi resigns from Towson University after guilty plea; earns more than $30,000 while suspended
Rabbi resigns from Towson University after guilty plea; earns more than $30,000 while suspended

A rabbi who pleaded guilty to voyeurism charges last week has resigned from his teaching post at Towson University. Barry Freundel, who had taught at the university since 2009, submitted his resignation on Thursday, effective March 27, according to university spokesman Ray Feldmann. The resignation comes after negotiations between the rabbi and the university, where he was a tenured faculty member. Freundel, 63, has been on paid leave since after his arrest in October. Since being suspended from his teaching duties, Freundel has been paid $26,084 by the university, Feldmann said. He will get an additional $4,746 in the next month. The paid leave was in line with University System of...

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