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April 14, 2011

Exclusive: Interview With The P.I. Who Exposed Rabbi Samuel Kellner's Alleged Extortion

Baruch Lebovits Looks Over Shoulder Contrary to earlier reports, Rabbi Baruch Lebovits is not yet free on bail.

 

Joe Levine Interview
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

I spoke with Joe Levine of TOT Investigations this morning about the Baruch Lebovits case.

Last year, Lebovits was convicted of child sexual abuse and sentenced to 10 2/3 to 32 years in prison.

Tuesday, the Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes ordered the arrest of Rabbi Samuel Kellner for allegedly bribing a witness to testify against Lebovits and for trying to extort $400,000 from Lebovits’ family.

Hynes pointed out that the bribed witness did not testify against Lebovits at trial, and Hynes’ office strongly opposed releasing Lebovits on bail pending appeal. Even so, yesterday a judge granted Lebovits $250,000 bail.

Levine worked on the Lebovits case for Lebovits’ family, documenting Kellner’s alleged extortion and bribery. He told me that contrary to other media media reports, as of 10 am EST this morning, Lebovits was still in jail, awaiting the details of his release and electronic monitoring, which Lebovits must pay for, to be completed.

“Lebovits is not a tzaddik,” Levine said. "I think he is a child molester. Whether he deserves 5 years [in prison] or 32 years [in prison] is a different story…People think I’m on his side, but I’m not…I want people to know I’m against child abuse and I fight child abuse and crime.” But that includes fighting extortion and witness tampering, which are also crimes.

"I want people to know that if there is abuse, they should call the police–not rabbis, not [the Brooklyn DA's Jewish liaison] Henna White," Levine said.

Levine noted that he’s seen a large uptick in families of abuse victims seeking his help, which he interprets as a greater willingness in the haredi community to acknowledge and fight sexual abuse and domestic violence.

“It’s changing bit by bit,” Levine said. “but it will take time.”

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joe levin you are the best thank you for helping the frum community!

thanks joe for helping me with my wife you are the man!

people like you joe, help in all ways to the Jewish community, we need more people like you. thank you

helping a person like that may not be the best thing but helping him from a pig like that is awesome!!!

We need more PI like joe levin, sometimes the private investigators can do things that the officials can not do.
Thanks to people like you we have real justice.

All of the above comments (except David Bashan) were posted by the same person, who is now banned.

joe, maybe you take over the Rubashkin case? I am sure you are the only one who can make the differents and dekiver results

David Bashan and Rachel are the same person, and s/he is now banned.

Wow Shmarya what ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? "Interview With The P.I. Who Exposed Kellner's Extortion" sounds a bit presumptive and one sided does it not?

If the witness did not testify against him, I'm not sure why the judge set bail at all.

Those comments above were idiotic. If they had bothered to read the article, they would see that Joe Levine is no friend to abusers or to Lebovits.

call 347.436.7900 x 227 and enjoy

"Hynes’ office strongly opposed releasing Lebovits on bail pending appeal. Even so, yesterday a judge granted Lebovits $250,000 bail"

So i heard also.
But as per the rusha NR, DA Hynes is on the payroll of the Vad Hatzonies so its interesting that Hynes opposed

"If the witness did not testify against him, I'm not sure why the judge set bail at all."

I don't know how the legal system works but it does show that something is very fishy.
I know a bit about the characters in the case and they are all shady people.
" Forty Eighter" brought it out at best the entire saga.

All of you posting who are not from within the community,have no clue what is really going on.
ALL those so called advocates are trying to make you believe that the frum community is infested with child molesters
The saga has just begun

ALL those so called advocates are trying to make you believe that the frum community is infested with child molesters
The saga has just begun

Posted by: Deremes | April 14, 2011 at 11:57 AM

You need to work on your reading comprehension. Levine says Lebovits is a child molester.

Read again:
"ALL those so called advocates are trying to make you believe that the frum community is infested with child molesters."

That i meant in general terms.

As far as Lebovits,the whole case is tainted. He could be or maybe not. But in this case there is a big chance that he is innocent.

If you are suffering to my post why idiotic? The article says the Levine worked for the family, clearly he has a given interest. Shmarya did not put "alleged extortion" he put "extortion" which is clearly one sided as we have an allegation and not been able to evaluate any evidence as of yet. Please change the title Shmaraya.

I don't know how the legal system works ...

You're right. You don't. If the witness did not testify at trial against Lebovits, that there was an attempt to bribe the witness is irrelevant to the conviction.

deremes-youre a big fool if the frumm community is not infested it sure is indifferent to the molestations that occur in their midst as i wrote many times i myself over 50 years ago at the age of 11 was molested in the mikva by our shoihet and moel and its almost exclusivly done by respected hassidishe men this happened not here in usa but in an european shtettel, i lost all betuhen in theese uber religious they think they are infallible, that no one can do anything to them sick sick and sicker.

Samual kellner is moelsted two times:
A family friend said that the extortion case aginst kellner is a set up. A Kellner family kid was first molested by lebovits and went on the stand against lebovits, after the trial Mr kellner who has a big family and money broke poor man started getting money offers that he should retracts testimonials that were given at trial of lebovits . kellner was set up and tricked in to this PURPORTEDLY by the trio of Moshe gabbai and Eliezer K. the damsak eliezer rebbi and the son of lebovits. kellner is an idiot for going along off course . kellner intends to fight back and defend himself. Of course. if this story is true then kellner got fucked twice by lebovits. What a shame

Joe Levine, not very proffesional of you to kiss and tell. If you did work for the Lebowitzs, then professional courtesy would dictate that you keep any information you have about the case confidential. Publicly giving opinions on the moral charachter of your client who entrusted you with the greatest secrets of their lives seems reprehensible to me. People like you give PIs a bad name. I bet you that you have turned around and blackmailed your own clients once you learned their dirty leittle secrets. It seems to me that you have a problem keeping confidences.

As for Lebowitz, he might have his personal proclivities and weak morals but I would hardly classify him as a molester. Mr. Kellner did much more to screw up his own kids than Lebowitz ever could.

This whole sordid affair is becoming way too incestuous. Levine's agency TOT is closely connected to Scott of FM, while Kellner's brother is the son in law of Nuchem Rosenberg and his brother in law Weiser is spearheading the VIN ban. you couldn't make this up if you wanted to.

To be more accurate,Kellner's nephew (his brothers son) is Nuchem Rosenbergs son in law.

i want to inbreed with these creeps also. does anyone know if lebowitz, kellner, rosenberg, hynes or moshe gabbai has a single daughter that needs a shidduch?

This case stinks. Both the original case and the follow-up events.
That is exactly the point.
America is a medina shel chesed.
Rather 10 guilty low life crooks should go free than even one innocent person be sent to prison.
Lebowitz sure looks guilty. Probably deserves the full 30 years. But the case is not tainted.

This case stinks. Both the original case and the follow-up events.
CORRECTED: That is exactly the point.
America is a medina shel chesed.
Rather 10 guilty low life crooks should go free than even one innocent person be sent to prison.
Lebowitz sure looks guilty. Probably deserves the full 30 years. But the case is now definitely tainted.

CORRECTED: This case stinks. Both the original case and the follow-up events.
That is exactly the point.
America is a medina shel chesed.
Rather 10 guilty low life crooks should go free than even one innocent person be sent to prison.
Lebowitz sure looks guilty. Probably deserves the full 30 years. But the case is now definitely tainted.

This case stinks. Both the original case and the follow-up events.
That is exactly the point.
America is a medina shel chesed.
Rather 10 guilty low life crooks should go free than even one innocent person be sent to prison.
Lebowitz sure looks guilty. Probably deserves the full 30 years. But the case is now definitely tainted.

Nuchim has a 30 y/o girl, very good innocent girl who "shimels" in her home on 115 Clymer street due to her father's good deeds....

Lebovitz IS guilty. His face says it all to anyone that knows how to read. I screamed 25+ years ago that "I don't like that face" and people just told me to keep quiet...
I don't know why people are defending this creep.
Fekh! It stinks to high heavens. It says a whole lot about our community.

Thank you for amending the title.

Lebovitz has swallowed more seed than the entire pigeon population at Trafalgar Square.

Lebovitz is such a faggot he can sit on a popsicle and tell you the flavor.

Lebovitz is so gay when he walks up to a dude in a bar the first thing he asks is "Can I push your stool in?"

The last time Lebovitz went to the mikva some splooge floated to the top and he apologized for farting.

Lebovitz's last job was at a sperm bank but he got fired for drinking on the job.

bet you guys kelner walks

I looked it on the the DOC webpage, it says Lebovits is still in custody. I heard a rumor that the judge did not grant him the right to go home on April 15. Can anybody confirm this?

I just called Clinton correctional facility (Sun. April 17) upstate and they informed me that BML is still in custody. I asked the officer if BML was released on house arrest would the computer still have him logged in their system, the officer responded no, if he is in the computer he is in Clinton. WTFudge?!!! What do we belive the paper or the staff at Clinton? Some thing is very confusing.

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