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October 23, 2013

NY State AG Reportedly Investigating Alleged Fraud And Corruption Surrounding New Satmar Village To Be Built By Rabbi Norman Lamm’s Son

Map of Bloomingburg, New YorkNew York State’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is reportedly investigating a controversial 396-unit town house development in Bloomingburg that FailedMessiah.com was the first to report was being marketed exclusively in Yiddish to hasidim as a new Satmar hasidic village, Kiryas Yated Lev.

Map of Bloomingburg, New York
Bloomingburg, New York located in northern Sullivan County

NY State AG Reportedly Investigating Alleged Fraud And Corruption Surrounding New Satmar Village To Be Built By Rabbi Norman Lamm’s Son
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com

New York State’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, is reportedly investigating a controversial 396-unit town house development in Bloomingburg that FailedMessiah.com was the first to report was being marketed exclusively in Yiddish to hasidim as a new Satmar hasidic village, Kiryas Yated Lev.

"The attorney general is still investigating the issue," New York State Assemblywoman Aileen Gunther, who says she recently spoke to officials in Schneiderman's office about the investigation, told the Times Herald-Record.

"We cannot comment on any potential or ongoing investigations,” a spokesman for the attorney general said.

Bloomingburg has a population of about 420, none of them apparently hasidic. Residents charge that the developer of the town home complex – Shalom Lamm, the son of the former Chancellor of Yeshiva University Rabbi Norman Lamm – used deception and “misrepresentation of the facts” to get the necessary approvals for the development.

The investigation was apparently prompted by an October 15 letter from Orange County Legislator and Pine Bush school board member Roseanne Sullivan to Schneiderman requesting it.

"The approvals were obtained through the misrepresentation of the facts and circumstances of the proposed development.…I am respectfully requesting your office investigate approval of these projects,” Sullivan wrote. She also cited a Times Herald-Record investigative report that showed that Lamm had made a secret deal with a local non-Jewish developer in 2006 to front the project. That developer, Duane Roe, reportedly told village officials that only 125 units would be developed. He also claimed they would be vacation homes and second homes open for the wider public to buy – not a much higher density, full time hasidic village.

Before Sullivan wrote her letter, local residents had reportredly already requested an investigation of what they call the "egregious misconduct" of Bloomingburg officials, including the "blatant disregard for the law, freedom of information laws, open meeting laws, conflicts of interest, voting irregularities as well as concerns of financial improprieties."

Lamm’s Satmar village now includes a proposed private girls school in downtown Bloomingburg, as well.

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A combination of good old fashioned antisemitism/anti-hassidism and NIMBY at play here. Hopefully the powers that be will not be swayed.

I am just curious will theese satmerers be able to get sec.8 food stamps ,vouchers , there also?.

Shmarya writes: "that FailedMessiah.com was the first to report ".
Wow! What an achievement! Mom should be so proud.
C'mon, give us better posts than mere malarkey and claptrap that deserve no applause.

@ JekylJ......this is probably the first time I have said anything in defense of Shmarya. Usually I am quick to attack him.

Although you clearly don't understand, he exposed political corruption that the AG's office found significant enough to investigate. Why don't you fill in for Baila Glauber and perform felatio on Christopher St. Lawrence while telling him what a great guy he is. Who knows, maybe Isaac Leibowitz will hire you to manage one of his properties.

"I am just curious will theese satmerers be able to get sec.8 food stamps ,vouchers , there also?."

Yes, as long as they show they are working and have a little income. Satmar=fraud+corruption

Devorah-Thanks devorah for the answer,i guess it will be the same lifestyle there like here in bp and willi. gaming the system for life.

Bendinai.
Corruption? Politics=corruption. This is politics as usual. Nothing more.

@JekylJ....Is it "nothing more" when chareidim do it, or is it nothing more in general? Like, if zoning was created to keep chassidim out of an area, what would your opinion be?

1.lamm has accused these folks of being antisemitic.
2.lamm apparently has bought more property in the town. He bought a former pizza shop. . The proposed school of 16 classrooms is attached to another 11 acres of land.
3. I suspect Lamm or his other corporate entities have purchased more land for other development projects.

4. B&H Photo's warehouse is leaving the Brooklyn Navy Yard and is moving up to that area. The developers are the same. Forgot the name of the corporations that are doing this.

5. This may be a plan to provide housing for some of B&H 's many Satmer Charedei employees.

6.the land use issues are a bit more complicated because not all taxes go to the same municipal authorities I.e. school taxes go to a different municipal authority.

B&H is moving in 20017.

I wouldn't be surprise if Lamm has already posted on this blog.

Here is the B&H article in Vois.

Put the corporate names into google and the word Lamm.

You will find a link to a local newspaper were you will read Lamm saying this s free country and other interesting things.

When Yossi gets fired,
Jekyl will get tired.

dh:

:)

Luke.

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