7,912 posts categorized "Crime, Litigation, etc."

January 30, 2015: Chabad Buries Donor On Its Property And Then Mortgages The Property And Loses It – And The Grave – In Foreclosure
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Turf Disputes
Chabad of California took money from a major donor to buy a historic scenic mountain retreat, with the condition that Chabad would bury the man on the site when he died. Chabad complied, but shortly after the man died, Chabad...

January 30, 2015: Hasidic Rabbi Allegedly Fakes Being A Holocaust Survivor In Bid To Escape Extradition For Alleged Sex Crimes
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Shuvu Banim sect Breslov hasidic leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland would like you to know two things – first that he’s impotent and couldn’t have sexually abused the women and girl who are is accusers, and second that he’s a Holocaust...

January 30, 2015: Alan Dershowitz Reaches Erev Shabbos 'Truce' With Jewish PR Flack Ronn Torossian
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc.
“I responded in anger to what I believed were inappropriate comments by Ronn Torossian and I withdraw any comments that were hurtful.” Above: Alan Dershowitz Alan Dershowitz and the 5WPR CEO Ronn Torossian issued a joint kiss-and-make-up statement today, apparently...

January 29, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Charged With Child Sex Abuse Sees Bail Reduced From $5 Million
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"He had no idea that an arrest warrant was pending. He wasn't running from these charges." Above: Rabbi Fredrick Martin “Ephraim” Karp Haredi Rabbi Charged With Child Sex Abuse Sees Bail Reduced From $5 Million Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rabbi...

January 29, 2015: More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
The nearly decade-long succession battle for control of the Israel’s second largest non-hasidic Ashkenazi haredi yeshiva got even more heated tonight. More Rioting In Poneviz Yeshiva Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com The nearly decade-long succession battle for control of the Israel’s...

January 29, 2015: Wrapped In Quebec Flag, Man Tries To "Liberate" Haredi School Students
Comments: 10 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Draped in a flag of the Canadian province of Quebec, a middle-aged man tried to enter a haredi day school on Tuesday, claiming he wanted to ‘liberate’ its students. The Montreal Gazette reports: Draped in a flag of Quebec, a...

January 29, 2015: Guma Aguiar Declared Dead
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Guma Aguiar, the Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based multimillionaire who went missing at sea more than two years ago, was officially declared dead by a Broward County, Florida judge today. Above: Guma Aguiar Guma Aguiar Declared Dead Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Guma...

January 29, 2015: Prominent Chabad Community Member, Under police Investigation For Alleged Child Sex Abuse, Tells Community It's Okay To Kill Fellow Jews Who Cooperate With Police
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It is practical halocho [Jewish law] that a mosser [informer] may be killed, here and now in 21st century Australia, by anyone who is able to get away with it." The Age reports: A Melbourne man wanted by police for...

January 29, 2015: UPDATED: Alleged Mikvah Voyeur Rabbi Refuses To Leave Synagogue-Owned House, Despite Being Fired And Told To Leave
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
Freundel is currently facing six separate voyeurism charges related to six separate victims, all secretly videoed naked as they prepared to immerse in the mikvah (ritual bath) next to Kesher Israel that Freundel controlled. Freundel could serve as much as...

January 29, 2015: Haredim Charge British Government With Bias Over Haredi Schools
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The British government’s Education Department’s inspection arm known as Ofsted is unfairly targeting haredi and hasidic schools, a haredi rabbi who works for Ofsted as an inspector told the National Jewish Education Conference for Primary School Teachers last week. Haredim...

January 29, 2015: Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Turf Disputes
Israel Police raided the Poneviz (Ponivitch) Yeshiva in Bnei Brak in the middle of the night and made a wave of arrests and detentions. Police Raid Major Haredi Yeshiva In Middle Of The Night, Make Wave Of Arrests Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 29, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Charged With Child Sex Abuse Extradited, Bail Set At $5 Million
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Frederick Martin “Ephraim” Karp was ordered extradited yesterday afternoon by a Queens, New York court to Maryland to face charges stemming from his alleged serial sexual abuse of a young teen girl. Above: Rabbi Fredrick Martin "Ephraim" Karp Haredi...

January 28, 2015: Police Charge Haredi Man Who Mowed Down Pedestrian In Brooklyn Crosswalk
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Simcha Rosemblatt was allegedly driving recklessly and without a valid license when he ran over Raul Leone-Vasquez. Police Charge Haredi Man Who Mowed Down Pedestrian In Brooklyn Crosswalk Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Police have criminally charged a Lakewood, New Jersey...

January 28, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Will Be Extradited, DA’s Office Says
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Fredrick Martin “Ephraim” Karp will likely be ordered extradited to Maryland to face child sex abuse charges there, a spokesman for the Queens, New York District Attorney’s Office reportedly said. Above: Rabbi Fredrick Martin “Ephraim” Karp Haredi Rabbi Will...

January 28, 2015: Rabbi Eliezer Berland: I Couldn’t Have Sexually Assaulted Those Women And The Girl – I Have No Sex Drive!
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“I feel nothing. There are no sexual feelings anymore. For 20 years already.…Sex? No, no, no. I had surgery on my prostate. All lust is gone. I never touched those women." Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in handcuffs in Zimbabwe Rabbi...

January 28, 2015: Haredi Lawyer, Convicted Of A Sex-Realted Simple Assault, Still Denies Guilt
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
"This whole thing is very unfortunate," Neuberger said in court Tuesday, wearing a plaid scarf atop his suit collar. "It's a misunderstanding and I'm sorry I agreed to those facts." Above: The lighted, paved path between Isaac Neuberger's home on...

January 27, 2015: Prominent Haredi Rabbi Arrested For Alleged Rape
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A prominent 63-year-old Bnei Brak haredi rabbi, a head rabbi of a local haredi synagogue who is also a long time resident of the haredi city, was arrested Monday for the alleged serial rape a 17-year-old girl over an extended...

January 27, 2015: Haredi Man Caught Smuggling West Bank Palestinians Into Israel
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel
A 32-year-old haredi man from Bnei Brak was arrested Tuesday evening at a security checkpoint in the West Bank after he was caught trying to smuggle Palestinians into Israel. Haredi Man Caught Smuggling West Bank Palestinians Into Israel Shmarya Rosenberg...

January 27, 2015: "Urgent Appeal For Pidyon Shvuyim"
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
The haredi gang allegedly used an electric cattle prod and kidnapping to force husbands to give their wives a Jewish divorce known as a get. But this wasn't altruistic. These haredi thugs charged about $100,000 per divorce. They were arrested...

January 27, 2015: Sheldon Silver's Fall Happened Only So That We Haredim Turn To God For Our Needs, Haredi Letter-Writer Says
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal
"…One of the most powerful people in New York State, a Shomer Shabbos Jew is losing his place of power and fame. The reason? So that we can turn to Hashem. For the last twenty years, since Sheldon Silver had...

January 27, 2015: Orthodox State Assembly Speaker Forced Out Due To Federal Corruption Charges
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Sheldon "Shelly" Silver, an Orthodox Jew who is the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, has been forced out as speaker effective next week due to federal corruption charges filed against him. Silver allegedly took millions of dollars...

January 27, 2015: Child Abuse And Neglect Laws Aren't Being Enforced, Report Finds Federal Government To Blame
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Laws intended to protect children from abuse and neglect are not being properly enforced, and the federal government is to blame. That's according to a study by the Children's Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law,...

January 27, 2015: Secret Recording, Emails Show Victim Of Sex Abuse At Chabad Threatened, Intentionally Smeared, Over Cooperation With Police
Comments: 26 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Fairfax Media has also obtained a series of emails which show how three influential members of [Chabad's] St Kilda's Yeshivah community asserted that the victim's assistance to police in the Cyprys case had "crossed red lines" and had the "potential...

January 26, 2015: Joan Rivers' Family Sues Doctors, Clinic Over Comedienne's Death
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics
According to the lawsuit, doctors ignored the concerns of the acting anesthesiologist, who urged caution after noticing “incredible edema,” or swelling, in Rivers’ throat. Anesthesiologist Renuka Bankulla suggested taking an internal picture to gauge how bad the swelling was. “You’re...

January 26, 2015: Diamond Smuggler Arrested In Ben-Gurion Airport
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel
A 43-year-old resident of Jerusalem returned from Italy and was arrested in Ben-Gurion International Airport when he was found to be allegedly smuggling diamonds. Diamond Smuggler Arrested In Ben-Gurion Airport Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A 43-year-old resident of Jerusalem returned...

January 26, 2015: Alleged Russian Spy Ring Busted In NYC
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc.
Eric Holder, the Attorney General of the United States, Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John S. Carlin, Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and Randall C. Coleman, the Assistant Director of the...

January 26, 2015: Haredi Gang Dumps Fish Oil Outside Leading Rabbi's Home In Latest Battle Over Non-Existent Jewish Graves
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion
The protest is another in a long line of similar protests and violent street assaults allegedly carried out by the gang and by the Atra Kadisha graves protection organization. Above: Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch Haredi Gang Dumps Fish Oil Outside Leading...

January 25, 2015: An Interview With The Victim Of Isaac Neuberger
Comments: 43 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
“This didn’t take away from the fact that a crime was committed,” he said. “This can define you as a person and it can shape you for the rest of your life. It will always be part of me. This...

January 25, 2015: The Lawsuit: NYC v Ben Zion Suky
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
The complete civil complaint in New York City's lawsuit against Ben Zion Suky, Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto's top aide (and a former pornographer who is also Pinto's relative), for running a dangerous and illegal hotel. Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto...

January 25, 2015: Sheldon Silver, Out On Bail, Treated Like A Hero By His Orthodox Synagogue
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver may have been arrested by the FBI Thursday and charged with taking at least $4 million in kickbacks and bribes, but he’s still a hero to his Lower East Side Orthodox community. Above:...

January 25, 2015: Court Finds Against Haredi-Controlled City Government, Orders It To Pay Women Compensation After It Refused To Remove Haredi Modesty Signs
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
Four Modern Orthodox residents sued the City of Beit Shemesh for refusing to remove from public property haredi modesty signs ordering gender segregation and demanding certain types of "modest" dress. Above: An illegal haredi modesty sign in Beit Shemesh ordering...

January 24, 2015: Where Will Haredi Über Thief Eliyahu Weinstein Spend The Next 19 Years?
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Where will Lakewood, New Jersey's own haredi über thief Eliyahu Weinstein, who stole hundreds of millions of dollars from unsuspecting investors, be living for the next 19 years? Above: Eliyahu Weinstein In a medium security federal prison in small remote...

January 24, 2015: Royal Commission Hearings Into Alleged Chabad Child Sex Abuse Coverups To Be Streamed Live
Comments: 15 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The hearings begin in Melbourne on Monday, February 2, and will last up to two weeks. They will be streamed live each day from 10 am to 4 pm. The Age reports: Police have been swamped with reports of child...

January 24, 2015: Har Nof Haredi Rabbis Shield Convicted Child Molester, Try To Hide His Identity From Locals
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A moderated Har Nof, Jerusalem Anglo haredi community email list tells its members that it will not publish the name or address of the convicted child molester who has recently moved there. When the community's haredi rabbis decide to publicize...

January 23, 2015: No Permits, No Honesty: Town Sues To Force Haredi Families To Pay To Remove Asphalt Path They Illegally Built Through Public Parkland
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The town of Ramapo in Rockland County, New York is suing to force the removal of a paved path that links two homes. The asphalt path – allegedly illegally built by haredim – goes through a wooded public park meant...

January 23, 2015: Top Aide Of Sefardi Kabbalist Runs Dangerous, Illegal Hotel, City Says
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Sefardim
Ben Tzion Suky, the former pornographer who is Sefardi haredi 'kabbalist' Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto's top aide (and cousin), is running an illegal New York City hotel, the city says in a new lawsuit. In a separate lawsuit filed last...

January 23, 2015: Ner Israel's Proximity To Evil?
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Isaac Neuberger of the Baltimore Ner Israel Yeshiva Neubergers is a prominent Baltimore attorney. He was arrested in 2013 and charged with a sexual assault against a 25-year-old Orthodox male that took place in a washroom of his law firm's...

January 23, 2015: Local Haredim Up In Arms Over American Child Molester’s Move To Jerusalem
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"This is a pedophile defined by the US authorities danger to the public. Since coming to the neighborhood we live in constant fear and take care of our children. He must not [be allowed] to exploit his Jewishness to get...

January 22, 2015: Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty To Go Out Of Business
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , MO & Chardal , Poverty & Homelessness
Met Council officials reportedly met with other Jewish nonprofit leaders about the closure today – the same day the met Council’s chief legislative patron, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, was arrested by the FBI for allegedly taking millions...

January 22, 2015: Andrew Goodman Pleads Guilty To Federal Molestation Charges
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A convicted child molester who was given a slap on the wrist sentence by a Brooklyn judge has now pleaded guilty to federal charges related to the case and could serve life in prison. Above: Andrew Goodman Andrew Goodman Pleads...

January 22, 2015: British Government Calls Out Satmar School Over Inadequate Secular Education
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
"Many of the required areas of learning are covered but the school does not make sure that pupils gain technological skills or develop their creativity. Although almost all pupils speak Yiddish as their main language, English is not taught to...

January 22, 2015: As Haredi Women Politicians Are Threatened With Excommunication, State Moves To Prosecute Haredi Leaders Issuing The Threats
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Women & Judaism
"…[H]aredi society will excommunicate you, because the haredi society will not receive your sons, it won't accept shidduchim [arranged marriages with your children]. You will be muktzeh there in the haredi society. On the personal level I say to you,...

January 22, 2015: The Criminal Complaint Against Sheldon "Shelly" Silver
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
The complete federal criminal complaint against the powerful New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon "Shelly" Silver, an Orthodox Jew, for public corruption. Above: Sheldon Silver Here is the entire complaint as a PDF file. Please right click to read in...

January 22, 2015: Ohio Haredi Rabbi Charged With Alleged Serial Rape Of Underage Girl
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Police say they interviewed Rabbi Fredrick "Ephraim" Karp last week. Police got an arrest warrant sometime after the interview, but when they went back to arrest Karp, Karp was gone. Police found him at JFK airport in New York, where...

January 22, 2015: Sheldon Silver Arrested
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Sheldon Silver, a 70-year-old Orthodox Jew and the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, was reportedly arrested this morning by federal authorities on public corruption charges. Silver turned himself in at 8:00 am at 26 Federal Plaza in...

January 21, 2015: Report: Sheldon Silver To Be Arrested On Corruption Charges
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal
Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, an Orthodox Jew who is the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a case that is likely...

January 21, 2015: Haredi Rabbi Arrested On Child Sex Charges Boarded Out Of Town Teens In His Home, New Report Says
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Fredrick "Ephraim" Karp and his wife boarded out of town teenagers who came to the Cleveland, Ohio area to attend local yeshivas. Karp was arrested in New York City last week on child sex abuse charges as he was...

January 21, 2015: Prominent Chabad Hasid Sentenced To Prison For Mortgage Fraud
Comments: 42 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Menachem Yosef "Joseph" Levitin was sentenced to 22 months in federal prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme. Levitan is from a prominent Chabad family. Above: Menachem Yosef Levitin The FBI press release: Property Manager and Real Estate...

January 21, 2015: Haredi “General,” Guilty Of Fraud, Will Go To Prison
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
The founder of Pirkei Shoshanim's online smicha program and the "General" in charge of all Jewish US Military chaplains is going to federal prison. Above: Rabbi "General" Fred "Fischel" Todd Haredi “General,” Guilty Of Fraud, Will Go To Prison Shmarya...

January 21, 2015: Prominent Baltimore Haredi Lawyer Ducks Prison On Sex Assault Charge
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Isaac Neuberger (of the Ner Israel Yeshiva Neubergers) was charged with a sex crime. But yesterday he got a deal that would make even a Brooklyn DA blush. Prominent Baltimore Haredi Lawyer Ducks Prison On Sex Assault Charge Shmarya Rosenberg...

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