Four More Haredi Kidnap-Torture-Extortion Granted Bail
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Four more haredi men held in a kidnap-torture-extortion scheme to coerce recalcitrant Jewish husbands to grant their wives Jewish religious divorces have been granted bail, the New Jersey Star-Ledger reported. They join six others, including allegedly ringleaders Rabbi Mendel Epstein and Martin “Mordechai” Wolmark, who were granted bail earlier this week.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert set bail at $1 million for Jay “Yaakov” Goldstein and $500,000 for Moshe Goldstein, Avrohom Goldstein and Simcha Bulmash.
While bail amounts vary between $5 million and $500,000 for the first six of the 10 arrested gang members, all six were ordered into house arrest with electronic monitoring.
The 10 were arrested in an undercover sting operation last week. Women were charged close to $100,000 each for the gang to kidnap and torture their husbands to force them to grant their wives Jewish divorces known as "gets" (get, singular; gittin, plural; in both Hebrew and Yiddish).
No trial date has yet been scheduled.