Girlfriend of hedge fund swindler Samuel Israel, accused of trying to send him money in jail

Union-News & Sunday Republican – The girlfriend of hedge fund swindler Samuel Israel III, already accused of helping him skip out on a prison sentence, tried to send him $300 in jail, officials said Wednesday.

The cash was "secreted in the pages of a magazine" mailed to Israel last month at the Westchester County jail, county police spokesman Kieran O’Leary said. He did not know the name of the magazine.

The money was discovered during routine screening and did not reach Israel, O’Leary added. Prisoners are not permitted to receive cash.

The magazine was traced to the girlfriend, 45-year-old Debra Ryan of Armonk, and she was arrested on Friday, O’Leary said. She is due in local court later this month.

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