I thought you’d be interested in this story from the New York Post.
Firm ran Ponzi scheme by claiming Jay-Z connections
A Long Island firm lied about having ties to Jay-Z’s entertainment company Roc Nation to bilk investors out of $70 million in a Bernie Madoff-style scheme, according to court papers and alleged victims.
Rabbi Daniel Greer was arrested today (7/26/17) in New Haven, CT on charges of sexually assaulting Eliyahu Mirlis, a student in his yeshiva, around 13 years ago. Mirlis recently won a twenty million dollar judgement against Greer in a civil trial.
Bail was set at $100,000 and promptly paid by Greer.
For the full story, see the New Haven Independent Report.
Had the same crime happened in New York State, the alleged crime would not have been prosecutable becuase it was past the state’s very skimpy statute of limitations which force the victim to initiate the police complaint before their 23rd birthday.
Wall Of Shame Alert : Brooklyn, NY
Moshe Friedman was originally charged with first-degree felony sexual conduct against a child for violent sadistic abuse of a 6 year old student— but pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor.
According to his plea deal, he must serve three years probation, 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, no calls to phone sex services and must not use the computer to view sexual material.
According to current information received by JCW, Friedman regularly davens in the Boston shul at 1569 47th street on Shabbosim and lives in close proximity to the shul.
If you have any information about assaults committed by Friedman, or violation of his plea deal, please contact NYPD Sex Crimes Report Line at 1-212-267-7273.
If you have further information or are in need of support, contact JCW.
הנושא קשה, מפני שבכל מצב יהודי הוא יהודי וגם כשנפל צריך לעזור לו. נכון, אנו נלחמים בפדופילים ואין מנוס חייבים לעצור את הנגע הזה חייבים לעשות כמה שאפשר להפחיד את מי שעושים זאת שיפסיקו יבינו כי הם יישבו בבית הסוהר כל חייהם אם ימשיכו, אבל מן העבר האחר האם שייך כאן תשובה, קשה לקבוע, מפני שיש כאן בין אדם לחבירו ועד שירצה את חבירו, ומה שברור הנפגע שבור ורצוץ ולא שמענו שמחל לו, במצב הזה קשה למחול
אני מתייחס לנושא מפני שרואים זאת הרבה פעמים כשנשפטים פדופילים וסוטים חרדים, הם מביאים לבית המשפט להעיד עבורם ‘עדות אופי’ כמה טובים שהם, ואת מי הם מביאים? אנשים חשובים. קחו לדוגמא את הסוטה מלמד בחב”ד שנשפט השבוע לשבע שנות מאסר על מה שעשה בתלמידיו, התייצבו חשובי הרבנים ביניהם גם ראש ישיבת כפר חב”ד הרב גופין והעיד לטובתו של הסוטה כמה אדם טוב הוא בכל יתר התחומים. ויתכן שהכל אמת, אבל האם הוא לקח בחשבון כמה דם נשפך לאותו בחור רייניץ שנפגע ורואה כיצד רבנים בזה אחר זה באים להעיד לטובת זה שפגע בו? האם לקחו בחשבון את הדם שלו שנשפך כמים כשהוא שומע את עדותם בבית המשפט מנסים לעזור לו?
אני יודע כי מדובר כאן בשאלה הלכתית ממדרגה ראשונה, מפני שמצד אחד חייבים לעזור לכל יהודי בכל מצב, מאידך לשפוך דם של יהודי אחר, מתייצבים כאן בפני מצב שהוא מן הקשים, אני לא יודע איך יכולים אותם מי שהעידו להראות את פניהם בפני הבחורים והאברכים שנפגעו, האם דמם הפקר?
אני כותב שורות אלו בכאב, מפני שקשה לי להכריע מה נכון לעשות כאן, הייתי רוצה לשמוע את אותם מי שהעידו האם הם התייעצו עם רבנים ומי הם ועל סמך מה הם התירו לשפוך את דמם של הנפגעים שבכו בליבם כשראו כיצד יהודים כאלו מסייעים בידי רוצח שופך דם של צעירים אותם אנס בצורה מבחילה ומחרידה
Amrom LebMendlovitz pled guilty to 5 felony counts of child sex abuse on July 13, 2017. He was born in 1993 and is 23 or 24 years old. Mendlovitz was arrested on June 24, 2015 (84th command, citation #K15647378) for crimes committed in 2013. The arrest was reported at the time in the Failed Messiah blog a copy of which can now be found in “The List” of offenders at Protect Jewish Kids website.
Under the plea deal, Mendlovitz is not being sentenced for the most serious charge, “A course of sexual conduct with a child.” That charge involves acts over an extended period of time. Instead he is being sentenced for 5 counts of attempting a course of sexual conduct which are E Felonies, not D felonies. This allows for much shorter sentences and parole.
The terms of the plea deal are not public at this time. It is not clear if there will be parole or sex offender registry. In all likelihood, we will not find out the sentence deal until the the actual court date and even then, only if an advocate or reporter is able to be in the court room or willing to pursue the written records in the court house.
The Brooklyn DA, Eric Gonzalez loves publicizing his crime busting as part of his campaign to get another term in office. But when it comes to Haredi sex offenders he speaks בקול דממה דקה.
Mendlovitz’s attorney is Richman according to the records. I am guessing that would be Stacey Richman who cut her teeth as co-counsel defending Nechemya Weberman in 2012. The ADA is B. Brodzinski.
Sentencing is scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, in front of Judge M. D’emic in Kings County Supreme Court, 320 Jay, 11201.
If you have information about him such as where he hangs out and what he looks like, please share it with me so we can publicize it to alert others at risk of harm by him.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of the State of New York granted permission to the Young Israel of Eltingville, a small 40-year-old Modern Orthodox congregation, to vacate an arbitration award from a religious court stipulating that the synagogue owes Oorah, the Lakewood, N.J.-based outreach organization that operates Kars4Kids, $1 million. The arbitration award, had it been enforced, would likely have forced the congregation to foreclose on its building and surrender all of its assets to Oorah.
“We were pleased with the court’s decision, which recognized that even if Mr. Stadler were president, he did not have authority to unilaterally act, without approval of the board of directors,” the synagogue’s attorney, Solomon Rubin, told The Jewish Week in an email.
new-york/brooklyn/men-busted- swiping-270g-amex-fake-nyc- company-article-1.3289265
Six men busted for swiping $270G from American Express through defunct Brooklyn shell company
Six men stole $270,000 from American Express through an elaborate scam using a Brooklyn shell company, prosecutors said Thursday.
Five of the accused rip-off artists were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to grand larceny charges in Manhattan Supreme Court.
They are accused of filtering fraudulent transactions through a bogus corporation called 92K Blvd. between November 2013 and January 2014.
Defendants Yehuda Tyrnauer, 29, Naftali Safern, 30, Moshe Pomerantsev, 22, Bezalel Mermelstein, 40, and Samuel Berkovits, 50, allegedly used personal credit cards to initiate transactions with 92K Blvd.-affiliated accounts.
Israel Fischer, 62, owned the AmEx merchant account linked to the fake company, prosecutors said.
After making purchases for electronics and other goods, the crew requested refunds from AmEx but the credit giant could not recover the funds they had issued to the cardholders because 92K Blvd. was actually defunct and there were insufficient funds in the account, the Manhattan DA said.
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Guilty Plea in Conspiracy to Corrupt Electoral Process in Bloomingburg
June 6, 2017
WHITE PLAINS – Shalom Lamm pled guilty to conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process, in connection with an election in Bloomingburg, NY.
Lamm pled guilty Jun. 6, before United States District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains federal court.
Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said, “As he has now admitted, Shalom Lamm conspired to advance his real estate development project by corrupting the democratic process, specifically by falsely registering voters. The integrity of our electoral process must be inviolate at every level; our democracy depends on it.”
According to the allegations contained in the Indictment, as well as statements made in related court filings and proceedings:
Starting in 2006, Shalom Lamm, a real estate developer, sought to build and sell real estate in Bloomingburg, New York. From these real estate development projects, Lamm and others hoped for and anticipated making hundreds of millions of dollars. But by late 2013, the first of their real estate developments had met local opposition, and still remained under construction and uninhabitable. When met with resistance, rather than seek to advance their real estate development project through legitimate means, Lamm and others instead decided to corrupt the democratic electoral process in Bloomingburg by falsely registering voters and paying bribes for voters who would help elect public officials favorable to their project.
Specifically, in advance of an election in March 2014 for Mayor of Bloomingburg and other local officials, Lamm and others, and people working on their behalf, developed and worked on a plan to falsely register numerous people who were not entitled to register and vote in Bloomingburg because they actually lived elsewhere. Those people included some who never intended to live in Bloomingburg, some who had never kept a home in Bloomingburg, and indeed, some who had never set foot in Bloomingburg in their lives. Lamm and others took steps to cover up their scheme to register voters who did not actually live in Bloomingburg by, among other things, creating and back-dating false leases and placing items like toothbrushes and toothpaste in unoccupied apartments to make it seem as if the falsely registered voters lived there.
Lamm and others also bribed potential voters by offering payments, subsidies, and other items of value to get non-residents of Bloomingburg to register unlawfully and vote there.
Lamm, 57, of Bloomingburg, New York, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.
Lamm’s sentencing is scheduled for September 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
Co-defendant Kenneth Nakdimen pled guilty on May 25, 2017, to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process. His sentencing is scheduled for September 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.