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January 03, 2013

Exclusive: Eliyahu Weinstein To Plead Guilty Today

Eliyahu Weinstein croppedMega-scammer Eliyahu Weinstein will be pleading guilty this afternoon in a surprise move. Details…

Eliyahu Weinstein cropped
Eliyahu Weinstein

• The hearing is at 2:00 pm

• The plea is to one count of conspiracy

• The sentence is left up to the judge and can range anywhere from 0 to 300 months in federal prison

My information comes from a source close to the case.

There's nothing on Pacer about the hearing or the plea, and the court is not allowed to confirm or deny that a plea is scheduled to be entered this afternoon.

But a source in the courthouse was able to tell me that it would be worth my while to rush over there, which essentially confirms that a plea hearing will be held in just over one hour.

Update 1:42 pm CST – another source very close to the case tells me the plea went as follows:

• One count of wire fraud

• One count of money laundering

• Wire fraud carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

• Money laundering carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

• He faces 0 to 300 months on all the charges combined.

• Sentencing is scheduled for April 2.

• The judge plans on seizing all of Weinstein's assets to use for restitution.

Update 2:52 am CST 1-4-2013 – According to the APP, the actual charges are:

• One count of wire fraud conspiracy

• One count of money laundering

• About three dozen other charges were dropped (which is obvious if you look at previous posts on Weinstein's frauds)

• The possible sentence is 0 to 300 months (i.e., up to 25 years) with as much as three years of supervised release.

Additionally:

• Weinstein must provide a full accounting of all monies paid to him during the period covered by the Indictment against him.

• Weinstein has also agreed to forfeit $2 million in property that has already been seized by the government and to pay restitution to his victims.

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Another crook who has figured out it is much better to plead guilty and beg forgiveness

i dont know if he is a mega scammer or not
i believe he was a charedi kid who was thrust into making money at any way he could

i feel sorry for his family andf hope that the judge will be kind if he makes restitution

He's got a nice hat though so he must not really be guilty.
What's gonna happen in Lakewood now? Fundraisers for this big baal tzedakah's poor family or for the people he ripped off?

I vote for 27 months in jail.

He's got a nice hat though so he must not really be guilty.
What's gonna happen in Lakewood now? Fundraisers for this big baal tzedakah's poor family or for the people he ripped off?

Posted by: Shragi | January 03, 2013 at 12:05 PM

they will have a party for him when he is released

Thelionrules: a charedi kid who was thrust into making money any way he could doesn't need to steal $100m and buy Israeli art and Judiaca. He'd be less contemptible if he had stolen $50k, and lots of other families would have their nest eggs back.

TheLionRules: If only Eliyahu had used his intelligence to do something legitimate should you have pity on the fool.

Someone who has 2 charges AFTER they get arrested, pending a trial, don't expect him to get a light sentence.

See what the Feds in the NJ DOJ wrote about him: http://www.justice.gov/usao/nj/Press/files/Weinstein,%20Eliyahu%20Indictment%20News%20Release.html

Will he be wearing his kippah and/or black hat in court?

will be interesting to see - for obvious comparison with Rubashkin - his sentence vs what would have received had he refused any plea and restitution.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Weinstrin probably stole around $500 million dollars. A substantial amount is sitting in Israel, Europe and with Lakewood charaties. My issues were not even include in the governments case. There are Approximately $188 million in redcoreded judgements against Weinstein. Yes,I claim he stole $80 million plus minus from me. But it was from the peopk=le that he stole uuch less from BUT wiped them out that are forever hurt.
Let's see if he turns over any more assets.
I am still considering bringing back my lawsuit.
Harvey

he owes me personally 140,000$ !!!!

I just dont get it, how in the universe can people trust others with their money especially when there were so many of theese types of con artists in the past and so many incidents of theese types of mega thievery it just boggles my mind i would never ever gove more then a few hundred dollars to anyone may it be a yid who had a good character the gulibility of intelegent people never ceases to amaze me ,theese intelligent people become dummies as the saying goes they have the guilibility of a goilem.

all charratty to mesivta of seagate millons?////

From Brooklyn--Why did you fall for his shtick? he is not the last one to dod this there many more yshiva boys who want to become rich fast and without working for the money tragically this is the outcome ofbeing to trusfull of another shommer shabbas yid theyu forgot the first thing kabdechu vechoshdechu,respect but be suspicious.

I'm not sure that it can be 0-300 months. Maybe 1 day to 300 months. Not that it really makes a difference. If he was cooperating and helped the investigation he's probably looking at 150-200 months (if the 300 months is a guideline figure). Of course there is no way to really know that without seeing the plea agreement, knowing what the guidelines are and what the govt will be pushing for at sentencing. If there are ongoing investigations that he is cooperating with, his sentencing can be delayed for years.

i personally know of other people in lakewood that made millions with eli AND stole money from him (without mentioning any names) they are badmouthing him now.


I am posting this at the same time as IFTU but I doubt it will be allowed.urious where did the money flow from MAURICE FREUND, BERISH BERGER, MOSHE MEISELS to Eli Weinstein.

Hint look at the uk companies charity status and especially auditors/accountants. You have to apply to see the distributions/spends and the partners and staff

never comply. Wonder why

http://www.cohenarnold.com/about/index.html

http://www.stopfraud.gov/news/weinstein-eliyahu-complaint.pdf
Defendant WEINSTEIN eventually came outside and asked the
representative what the representative's wife and defendant WEINSTEIN "have in common."
When the representative answered " I don't know," defendant WEINSTEIN replied "we both
2
fucked you."

http://dockets.justia.com/docket/circuit-courts/ca3/08-4011/

http://www.thejc.com/news/world-news/37033/fbi-swoop-orthodox-fraudster

MAURICE FREUND
BERISH BERGER
MOSHE MEISELS


http://law.justia.com/cases/new-jersey/appellate-division-unpublished/2011/a2734-10.html

25 YRS IS NOT ENOUGH,HE'LL STILL HAVE TIME TO STEAL MORE.IF HE DOES'T DO IT FROM JAIL.THEY SHOULD GIVE HIM THE SAME SENTENCE AS MADOFF,MADOFF IS'NT KOSHER.

Nebech his wife and kids. May Hashem help them through this tough time.

Interesting that his sentencing is on Achron shel Pesach -the 8th day of Pesach.

The Feds will pretend it was scheduled for the last day of pesach by mistake and adjourn the sentencing on that basis. But it was actually put on that day on purpose so they can delay his time in prison as long as possible. He is a cooperating witness and the goal is to keep him out of jail for as long as he keeps feeding the Feds good info.

nebech his victims and their wives and kids

Posted by: QQQQQ | January 03, 2013 at 07:36 PM

Do you actually believe that the feds need to schedule a hearing on a Jewish holiday and pretend it was a mistake in order to get the date continued!? First off the court schedules the next available date not the prosecution/feds. The first date is very often continued by the court at the request of the feds or the defendant for many possible reasons. If the Feds want to continue the case for extended periods and the defendant is cooperating, they simply need to file a Motion and the court will grant it. Your premise that the Feds need a trick to get the date continued is simply ludicrous.

From Brooklyn: Were you scammed by Weinstein before or after the Madoff scam broke in the news?

I just dont get it, how in the universe can people trust others with their money ...

Posted by: jancsibacsi | January 03, 2013 at 03:46 PM

Because they are STUPID. Hope that helps clarifying your question.

QQQQQ Who is Weinstein a cooperating witness against? Who else (aside from his Russian partner who is on the lam) is Weinstein feeding them information on?

B"H

The governors of NY NJ are about to scam USA for 60 billion for hurricane sandy aid.

Does anyone understand how much money that is?

The guy is 100% innocent and by innocent I mean a guilty cocksucking fuckass.

"""""I just dont get it, how in the universe can people trust others with their money ...

Posted by: jancsibacsi | January 03, 2013 at 03:46 PM

Because they are STUPID. Hope that helps clarifying your question.
"""""

Circa 1985
An Israeli comes to the KI Congregation in Minneapolis with a story that he will be a student at the Univ of Minnesota and he is expecting his grant check to arrive. he just needs money to rent an apartment and etc and when the check arrives all will be paid back

So somebody goes to all the people with money in their pockets and collects money for this 'poor' Israeli...

The 'poor' Israeli skips town and most people lost their money except for ones that wrote a check

Later this flim flam guy gets caught in California and goes to prison.

Somebody commented:
" that experience was worth a college degree"

B"H

The governors of NY NJ are about to scam USA for 60 billion for hurricane sandy aid.

Does anyone understand how much money that is?

Posted by: simple jew | January 04, 2013 at 08:20 AM

WTF are you talking about?

what happened to him? Was he sentenced?

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