The People against Raphael Golb

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The arguments in the case People of the State of New York vs. Raphael Golb are a matter of public record. The lawyer for the State of New York chronicles the entire story of harassment of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars online. It describes how Golb repeatedly attempted to convince my colleagues and students that I had committed acts of plagiarism, ultimately culminating in his sending out an e-mail in my name “admitting” to plagiarism.

Luckily, those in the field didn’t give any credence to such nonsense. And on November 18, 2010, Raphael Golb was sentenced to 6 months in jail and 5 years probation after being found guilty¬† of identity theft, criminal impersonation, forgery, aggravated harassment, and the unauthorized use of a computer.

To read the entire story, click here: People of the State of New York vs. Raphael Golb

2 Responses to The People against Raphael Golb

  • I was not aware of this case. I’m glad justice was done, to some extent. He should have been fined to pay your court costs, at least. scholarship is difficult enough as it is, without being subject to that kind of abuse. Your work has been and continues to be critical. facts or truth should not be jammed into someone’s pre-conceived agenda.

  • Dave says:

    This appeal of Golb harassment charge being appealed,if successful,work in reversing the same charge a 230. , be dismissed if charge occurred after the Golb incident?
    Meaning all convicted of harassment cha only, would be dismissed?

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