The first confirmed case in 2017 of neo-natal herpes that is directly linked to metzitzah b’peh has been confirmed by the New York City Department of Health, prompting the city to send out an alert warning medical personnel to be on the alert for additional cases.
The DOH bulletin said that the baby in question was born after a full term pregnancy and displayed no health issues at birth. 15 days later the baby developed a rash that was diagnosed as herpes simplex on several parts of his body and was admitted to the hospital for a two week course of intravenous antibiotics. Doctors said that the timing and location of the rash, as well as the symptoms, were consistent with transmission of the virus via metzitzah b’peh.
Just two cases of babies contracting neonatal herpes linked to metzitzah b’peh were reported to the DOH in 2016, with three incidents reported in 2015. Of the 24 cases of metzitzah b’peh related neonatal herpes reported in New York City since 2000, two babies died and two more sustained brain damage.
Metzitzah b’peh has long been the subject of controversy in New York City, with former mayor Michael Bloomberg enacting legislation that required parents to sign a consent form in order to allow the mohel to do metzitzah b’peh. Mayor Bill de Blasio repealed the Bloomberg instituted regulations in 2015 as previously reported on VIN News (http://bit.ly/2lEPLVI).
A “Safe Bris” page on the DOH website explains possible concerns related to metzitzah b’peh and offers precautions, alternatives and downloadable Yiddish brochures and posters. According to the DOH, parents whose babies contracted neonatal herpes have said that they never saw the Safe Bris information.
The alert advised the medical community to be on the alert for possible cases of neonatal herpes in any babies less than 61 days old and to ask parents of affected babies if metzitzah b’peh had been performed at the bris. Practitioners were also instructed to distribute the Safe Bris literature to their patients in order to better educate prospective parents.
frum frum follies
Purim is fun. Purim is drinking. Purim has people coming and going in all sorts of places. Purim means too many kids who are not sufficiently supervised.
Purim is paradise [pardes and the English paradise are Persian words] for sex abusers. They themselves may be less inhibited while under the influence. Giving alcohol to younger boys can make them less resistant to influence and to abuse. Afterwards, the offender can claim it was silliness, not as claimed, abuse. I have heard too many stories of abuse that happened on Purim, typically involving older boys or young men with teens. Similar stories also happen other times of the year in Chabad with its ubiquitous vodka. That elixir of kiruv (outreach) knocks down boundaries and restraints.
Parents need to monitor settings where kids are, or be sure some other responsible adult is monitoring. They also need to regulate alcohol use. I am not puritanical about alcohol for under-age kids on Purim. But it becomes dangerous beyond limited quantities.
Alcohol kills in large enough quantities. Hatzolah organizations around the country report deaths and serious emergencies after Purim. Don’t let it happen to your kid.
Be funny, be smart, be happy afterwards.
Chag sameach! Happy Purim
OUR FIRST FRUM FRAUD RANT
IT is absoluely amazing that in our community we do not condemn the offenders. Our rabbis preach teshuva but yet when a man in their community steals money from them they scream lock him up.
In monsey a young man died on a shabbos while at a drinking -aaron lankry ( who hasn’t met a woman who is attractive that he doesn’t like and the rabbi YY Jacobson who left crown heights and his shul because he thought he was the next manis friedman and would make more money by having speaking engagements. IN monsey Chiam leibish shul has women come to hear havdala because the husbands are already on the way to atlantic city.
It means nothing to these people to buy steal and defraud the government in order to further their crooked agenda.
Much will be written in the coming months about Shiner and his gang and the nursing home crowd and how they constantly claim to be squeaky clean but they defraud the people. once can only hope that the feds will look closely at these people and get back money like they did with avi klien in miami. 10 million dollar fine and it was only the tip of the iceberg . Frumfraud would like to wish avi well with his aliya to israel.
We will be featuring a new section for the machers in the jewish world so you can see how well you know what is going on around the world
here are the first items in just asking
Just asking which grandson of a godol in bnei brak was arrested for molesting his daughters
Just asking which world class singer– brother was arrested for Molesting children and claimed he was molested by one of his siblings
Just asking why the executive director in toronto etz chayim resigned very quickly and quietly and why the school let a few individuals go quietly
Just asking who at aguda in a national position has pictures of his son at topless clubs ( we are still waiting for agudas spokesperson shafran to comment )
Just asking why belz is not commenting on their four teachers arrested for molesting first graders
Just asking which famous chabad author had a son arrested for molestation
Just asking which private airline was favored by platimun partners because they allowed extra curricular activities on high. ( hint) KNOWN CHABAD FAMILY.
WE MIGHT EVEN ADD A SECTION OF DOES YOUR WIFE KNOW
if more wives would know what their husbands are doingon these flights then they wouldnt let them fly privately in the chartered airline
why is etz chayim in toronto being quiet about pedophilia issues
answers next week
OUR FIRST FRUM FRAUD RANT
IT is absoluely amazing that in our community we do not condemm the offenders. Our rabbis preach teshuva but yet when a man in thier community streals money from them they scream lock him up.
In monsey a young man died on a shabbos drinking IN A MAN CAVE-
RABBI aaron lankry ( who hasnt met a woman who is attractive that he doesnt like and the Rabbi YY Jacobson who left crown heights and his shul because he thought he was the next manis friedman and would make more money by having speaking engagements .
IN monsey Chiam leibish shul has women come to hear havdala because the husbands are already on the way to atlantic city.
It means nothing to these people to buy, steal and defraud the government in order to further their crooked agenda.
Much will be written in the coming months about LOUIS Shiner and his gang and the nursing home crowd and how they constantly claim to be squeaky clean but they defraud the people. WE can only hope that the feds will look closely at these people and get back money like they did with avi klien in miami.
10 million dollar fine and it was only the tip of the iceberg . Frumfraud would like to wish avi well with his aliya to israel.
IN ISRAEL TWO BABIES WERE FOUND TO HAVE HERPES IN THE SLONIM COMMUNITY
ACCORDING TO CHIAM SHAULSON BEOLAMOM SHE CHAREDIM
Shaya Lichtenstein’s Secret Recordings
February 1, 2017 LostMessiah Corruption, Political Corruption, Shaya Lichtenstein, UncategorizedBorough Park, Community Board 12, Police Corruption, Shaya Lichtenstein
Shaya Lichtenstein secretly recorded some 70,000 conversations, including many with cops. Singing like a Chazzan
A crooked gun broker secretly made thousands of recordings of conversations with corrupt NYPD cops, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
The revelation likely will send shock waves through the department.
In a letter filed in Manhattan Federal Court, prosecutors said Alex (Shaya) Lichtenstein secretly recorded some 70,000 conversations, including many with cops.
In November, Lichtenstein pleaded guilty to bribing NYPD officers to obtain pistol licenses.
Lichtenstein saved the conversations to an e-mail account, “many of them contemporaneous memorialization of dealings of questionable legality with members of the NYPD,” according to the letter written by Assistant U.S. Attorney Martin Bell.
“During our initial review of those recordings, we learned that some of these calls implicated at least one of the defendants in this case.”
The feds said they also got “material” from the phones of Jeremy Reichberg, a Brooklyn businessman who is accused of doling out gifts to senior cops, including trips to the Super Bowl, Brazil and China, sources said.
That material was not described in any more specifics.
Lichtenstein pleaded guilty on Nov. 10 to offering a cop $6,000 in exchange for an expedited gun permit.
“I had a good and friendly relationship with New York City police officers. During these years, I gave police officers in the Licensing Division things of value, including money, knowing that by giving them those things, the officers would do me favors, including expediting gun license applications,” Lichtenstein, 45, said.
Sgt. David Villanueva is accused of accepting gifts in exchange for helping speed up weapons permits.
Police Officer Richard Ochetal, formerly of the gun licensing unit, pleaded guilty to charges relating to the probe — and is cooperating with cops, the feds said in June.
Deputy Chief Michael Harrington and Deputy Inspector James Grant were also arrested for allegedly acting as “cops on call” for Reichberg and another wealthy de Blasio donor, Jona Rechnitz.
For further reading:
Moshe Lerfield is a rabbi and on the board of CHofetz Chiam yeshiva in Miami
He also has been accused of squandering a family trust
“don’t steal isn’t part of his ten commandments”
or is it ok to steal from a non jew”
Moshe M. Lehrfield’s Billing Records At The Heart Of The New Criminal Case Against Haredi Mega Scammer Eliyahu Weinstein
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Update 7:50 pm CDT 4-20-2014 – Note how little time the transferred money stays in the escrow account. Then check the indictment to see that Lehrfield was still ‘negotiating’ the sale of the property after the account meant to pay for it had been looted.
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Haredi Fraudster Alex Schleider Sentenced, Daughter Lashes Out At Victims
Alex Schleider 2A source close to the case tells FailedMessiah.com that Alex Schleider, one of the conspirators in the most recent federal fraud case against haredi mega scammer Eliyahu Weinstein, has just been sentenced to prison, and his daughter screamed at victims after the sentencing.
Above: Alex Schleider
Updated at 3:25 pm CST
A source close to the case tells FailedMessiah.com that Alex Schleider, one of the conspirators in the most recent federal fraud case against haredi mega scammer Eliyahu Weinstein, has just been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.
FailedMesiah.com was also told that Schleider’s daughter Debbie screamed at Schleider’s victims after the sentencing and acted as if her father, who is unquestionably guilty, should not have been sentenced to prison.
Update 10:19 pm CST – Here’s the US Atorney’s press release. Note Schleider has pay some restitution and forfeiture:
Ocean County, N.J., Man Sentenced To One Year In Prison For His Role In Multi-Million Dollar Real Estate Investment Scheme
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2014
TRENTON, N.J. – A Lakewood, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for his part in a real estate investment fraud scheme that defrauded investors of more than $1 million, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Alex Schleider, 49, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano to an information charging him with one count of wire fraud. Judge Pisano imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Schleider, Eliyahu Weinstein, 39, of Lakewood, and the other defendants persuaded victims to invest in the purported purchase of an apartment complex, “Belle Glade Gardens,” in Florida. They told the victims that Weinstein had the opportunity to purchase Belle Glade Gardens at a discounted price and immediately flip it at a substantial profit. Schleider and Weinstein further told the victims that Weinstein had already placed $2.5 million in the trust account of a Miami law firm for the transaction; that if the victims contributed another $2.5 million toward the transaction, those funds would remain in escrow at the Miami law firm until the deal closed; and that the victims would be repaid within 60 days. The victims wired $2.83 million to the Miami law firm in order to complete the Belle Glades Gardens transaction. Schleider and Weinstein did not use the money to purchase Belle Glades Gardens. Instead, they redirected the money from the law firm to accounts that they controlled, returned $1.8 million to the victims as a purported return on a prior Facebook investment, and used the remaining money for their own purposes.
In addition to the prison term, Judge Pisano Schleider to serve three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay restitution of $613,200 and forfeiture of $363,200.
Weinstein, 39, also pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in the scheme and is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 15, 2014. Charges against a third conspirator, Aaron Muschel, 64, of Brooklyn, New York, who was charged in the criminal complaint filed against Weinstein and Schleider in May 2013, remain pending. The charges against him are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Aaron T. Ford in Newark, for the investigation leading to today’s sentencing. He also thanked agents of IRS–Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Jonathan D. Larsen, for their role in the investigation.
The government is represented by Counsel to the U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig; Gurbir S. Grewal, Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Economic Crimes Unit; Assistant U.S. Attorney Zach Intrater, Deputy Chief of the General Crimes Unit; and Evan S. Weitz of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Unit.
This case was brought in coordination with President Barack Obama’s Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force (FFETF) which was created in November 2009 to wage an aggressive, coordinated and proactive effort to investigate and prosecute financial crimes. With more than 20 federal agencies, 94 U.S. attorney’s offices and state and local partners, it’s the broadest coalition of law enforcement, investigatory and regulatory agencies ever assembled to combat fraud. Since its formation, the task force has made great strides in facilitating increased investigation and prosecution of financial crimes; enhancing coordination and cooperation among federal, state and local authorities; addressing discrimination in the lending and financial markets and conducting outreach to the public, victims, financial institutions and other organizations. Over the past three fiscal years, the Justice Department has filed more than 10,000 financial fraud cases against nearly 15,000 defendants including more than 2,700 mortgage fraud defendants. For more information on the task force, visit www.stopfraud.gov.
Beware of Moshe Friedman: Your Stomach Will Turn After You Read the Police Report
Moshe Friedman got a sweetheart deal which kept him out of jail and off the sex offender registry when he pled guilty on February 1, 2017 to a misdemeanor charge of “child endangerment” (NY Daily News).
Some of his defenders will say he didn’t really do anything serious. Maybe he just slapped a boy who was misbehaving. But you won’t say that after you read the police report with allegations of a string of sadistic sexual tortures that led to his indictment for multiple felony acts which could have put him in prison for decades.
According to the signed and sworn police report which was the basis of his indictment: The People of the State of New York County of Kings v Moshe Friedman:
…Between September 01, 2013 … and June 06, 2014 … at … [a yeshiva in Boro Park], the defendant … on multiple incidents per month …
Did strike the informant’s hand with defendant’s hand when informant’s hand was injured and treated with a cast
Did place defendant’s hand on the informant’s exposed buttocks
Did grab the informant’s penis,
Did insert the defendant’s finger into the informant’s anus
Did insert a banana into the informant’s anus
Did put the defendant’s mouth on the informant’s buttocks
Did place the informant’s penis inside the defendant’s mouth
Did bite the informant’s penis with defendant’s mouth
Did tie a string around the informant’s penis
Did shove a rag into the informant’s mouth
Did tie the informant’s lips shut with string
Did display a gun to the informant and state to the informant in sum and substance, “you’d better not tell your parents, or I’ll kill you and your family.”
The … [boy was born in] 2007.
Moshe friedman (click on pic to enlarge)
This is a description of nine months of severe physical violence, sexual abuse, life-threatening terror, and perverse sadism which was inflicted on a six-year-old child.
And yet, no jail time and no inclusion on the sex offender registry. All this because the child was unable or unwilling to testify and because the DA probably did not beat the bushes to find other victims that might have testified.
The family might have been afraid to have their son to testify because they were going to be up against, Arthur Aidala., Brooklyn’s highest paid criminal defense lawyer. Aidala got the conviction of Baruch [Mordechai] Lebovitz overturned on appeal and then got a plea deal with only a few more months of jail time. Aidala was the closest of buddies with former DA Charles Hynes and used that connection to influence DA staff.
The current DA, Eric Gonzalez was part of the old Hynes machine. So they had to worry the fix might be in. Most Hasidim in Brooklyn assume the fix is in with the DA. Everyone in Brooklyn who pays attention to these matters know the DA is pressured by the Haredi community to go easy on orthodox sex abusers. Everyone also knows that a DA running for election or reelection, courts the Haredi block vote. And Gonzalez is running for election to the position to which he was just appointed after the death of DA Ken Thompson.
Agudath Israel VP R. Zwiebel & Bkln DA Eric Gonzalez
The family may also have been worried that Aidala would earn his high fees by brutalizing the child if he went on the stand.
In all likelihood, the family may have been intimidated by their Haredi community into going easy on Moshe Friedman. Shamefully, most of the community still believes that keeping a fellow Jew out of jail is important even if he is known to be a child molester.
So at the end of the day they settled for a misdemeanor of child endangerment which isn’t even explicitly about sexual abuse. But have no doubt about the basis of the conviction. Look at the probation terms for the next three years (Daily News). Moshe Friedman must:
Surrender his Department of Education teaching license
Never contact the victim or be around anyone under the age of 18
Not speak to other sex offenders
Not watch pornography
Not make calls to phone-sex services
Not use the computer to view sexual material
Incredibly there isn’t even a requirement for psychological treatment on a continuing basis.
scales of justice and childAt the end of the day I say NO THANK YOU to
The Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and his head of sex crimes, Miss Gregory.
The Haredi community that intimidates victims
Agudah and any rabbi who claims you need a rabbi to decide whether sex crimes should be reported to the police
Those who funded the lawyer at ~$800 an hour
Shomrim which will not publicize the danger posed by Friedman
Every Haredi askan who leans on the DA to go easy on Haredim who abuse their children
I know that I wouldn’t let him anywhere near children and I would want other parents to be warned. That is why almost anyone knowing these facts would want him on the sex offender registry. But since he isn’t, folks will have to spread the word on their own.
7rl6rwwn2If you know of other criminal acts by Moshe Friedman share this information with the sex crimes unit (aka Special Victims Unit of the NYPD @ (718) 230–4416) even if they happened in another jurisdiction or they are past the statute of limitations, or you are not personally willing to pursue prosecution. Any additional information could help lead to an additional conviction, or to the alteration of the terms of probation, or to his imprisonment for violating the terms of his probation. If they happened in another jurisdiction contact the sex crimes unit in that jurisdiction. If they involved crossing state or international lines in any manner, contact the FBI.
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