A Hasidic charity whose bank account was seized as part of last summer’s mass public corruption sting in New Jersey and New York can’t sue civilly to get its money back, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark Falk held that Gmach Shefa Chaim had an adequate remedy in a criminal case in which the government is seeking forfeiture of the $508,925 in the account.

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