The FBI released details Thursday of an alleged plot to kidnap and torture Jewish Orthodox men, forcing them to give their wives a religious divorce.
The FBI says Rabbis Mendel Epstein and Martin Wolmark charged Jewish women more than $50,000 for their help.
An undercover agent first contacted the rabbis in August, asking them to help her force her husband to issue the divorce.
According to the FBI, Epstein spoke about using "tough guys" who would use cattle prods and put plastic bags over the husband's head.
It also claims that Epstein admitted that the group "kidnaps" one person per year on average.
On Wednesday night, FBI agents raided a Brooklyn home registered to Rabbi Epstein, taking boxes and computers for evidence.
The complaint also lists at least two other men who allegedly helped the rabbis.