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March 07, 2014

Charges Against Sam Kellner Finally Dropped

Sam KellnerProsecutors in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office dismissed all extortioin and bribery charges this morning against hasidic abuse whistleblower Samuel Kellner. Assistant District Attorney Kevin O'Donnell, speaking in court Friday, said that his office conducted an independent review of the facts of the case and found the two witnesses against Kellner to be unreliable.

 

Hella Winston reports in the Jewish Week:

Prosecutors in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office dismissed all extortioin and bribery charges Friday morning against chasidic abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner. Assistant District Attorney Kevin O'Donnell, speaking in court Friday, said that his office conducted an independent review of the facts of the case and found the two witnesses against Kellner to be unreliable. After the ruling, Kellner told The Jewish Week, "At the lowest point in my life, the justice system reached over" and did the right thing. "I just want to say that everything I did was according to halacha and rabbinical OK. And what I learned is that following the rules will get you out of trouble, not into trouble."…

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Some good news on a long day........

its about time.

kudos to shmarya and all the others who kept the pressure on.

The NY Times gave the story some ink today. The also mentioned that Dershowitz & Aidala gang still haven't given up and tried to block this. Does that mean that BML is off the hook?

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