7,548 posts categorized "Crime, etc."

October 1, 2014: 14 Arrested, Half Of Them Haredi, In Huge Alleged Drug Money Laundering Scheme
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
After a months-long undercover police investigation, fourteen people – at least seven of them haredim, including one well-known haredi money changer – were reportedly arrested yesterday morning in Israel for allegedly laundering hundreds of millions of shekels in drug and...

October 1, 2014: NYC's Former Chief Administrative Judge To Leave Bench Over Former Brooklyn DA Scandal
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, etc.
The former top administrative judge for New York City’s criminal courts agreed today to resign after an investigation found that he improperly engaged in political activity on behalf of disgraced former Brooklyn DA Charles J. Hynes while sitting on the...

October 1, 2014: Israel Asks The Netherlands To Extradite Breslov Rabbi Accused Of Sex Crimes
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
At today’s court hearing in the Netherlands, the Dutch government reportedly presented evidence of Berland's alleged sex crimes and of additional violent crimes that he is suspected of. Above: Rabbi Elizer Berland in handcuffs after his arrest in Zimbabwe earlier...

October 1, 2014: Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, Other Defendants, Close To Reaching Settlement With Plaintiffs In Alleged Sex Abuse Class Action Lawsuit
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Rabbi Elimelech Meisels, who allegedly sexually abused several young women who were his students; the American arm of Penimim, one of the seminaries in Israel Meisels owned, and other defendants are close to reaching an out of court settlement with...

September 30, 2014: Fake Calls From "Board Of Elections" Tell Ramapo Voters To Vote No On Ward Referendum
Comments: 20 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
People who sound haredi claiming to be the Rockland County "board of elections" made at least one call today and left a voicemail telling the recipient to go out and vote no in the referendum on converting the town of...

September 30, 2014: Notorious Convicted Sex Offender Employed By Satmar
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Convicted hasidic child molester Rabbi Baruch Mordechai Lebovits was relased from jail last night. His emploment address on the New York State Sex Offender Registry is 82 Lee Avenue in Brooklyn, New York – the headquarters of the Satmar Zalman...

September 30, 2014: Hasidic Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Free
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, perhaps Brooklyn’s most notorious hasidic child molester, walked out of prison a free man last night after serving less than three months in prison. Hasidic Child Molester Rabbi Baruch Lebovits Free Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Rabbi Baruch...

September 29, 2014: Court Sentences Two Top Haredi Rabbis To Prison In Ordination Fraud Case
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal
The Jerusalem District Court has sentenced two haredi rabbis to prison in a fraudulent rabbinic ordination scandal that reached to the top of Israel’s haredi-controlled chief rabbinate. Court Sentences Two Top Haredi Rabbis To Prison In Ordination Fraud Case Shmarya...

September 29, 2014: 19-Year-Old New Square Man Arrested On Felony Drug Possession Charges
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Skepticism & Former Haredim
Pinches Surkis allegedly had psychedelic mushrooms, cocaine, prescription drugs, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and packaging material with him in a rental car that reeked of marijuana when he was arrested at about 6:20 am Wednesday. Above: Pinches Surkis mug shot from...

September 28, 2014: Hasidic IDF Soldier From Extremist Yeshiva Arrested For Telling Border Police To Disobey Orders
Comments: 5 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion
Ariel Zilber told Border Police to disobey their orders and leave the extremist Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva. He was videoed doing this and, once the IDF saw the video, Zilber was arrested – as he tried to leave the country...

September 28, 2014: Chabad Emissary Arrested In Nepal
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
Chabad’s emissary to Nepal, Rabbi Chezki Lipschitz, was arrested just before Rosh Hashana and jailed, Israeli media sources and Chabad’s international outreach website reported. Chabad Emissary Arrested In Nepal Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com Chabad’s emissary to Nepal, Rabbi Chezki Lipschitz,...

September 28, 2014: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Alleges Israeli Cabinet Minister Threatened Him Over US Rep Michael Grimm Contributions
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Sefardim
A top official in Israel tried to intimidate Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto – who claims Staten Island Rep. Michael Grimm shook him down for donations, sources familiar with the investigation – likely Pinto's attorneys Alan Dershowitz and Arthur Aidala –...

September 24, 2014: 11-Year-Old Boy Sexually Assaulted In Broad Daylight
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A young boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along Oldhill Street in London's Stamford Hill neighborhood. London 24 News reports: A young boy was sexually assaulted as he walked along Oldhill Street in Stamford Hill on Sunday September 14....

September 23, 2014: Lev Tahor Girls Flee Foster Family, Escape Canada For The US
Comments: 3 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion
The Lev Tahor haredi cult allegedly helped two of its children remanded to foster care to flee Canada for the US – and New York State is allegedly allowing the girls to live with their father in New York. Above:...

September 23, 2014: Russian Orthodox Priest Arrested In Israel Over Russian Child Sex Abuse Charges
Comments: 4 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Thirty-five-year-old Gleb Grozovsky was arrested by Israel Police on Sunday on an international arrest warrant and Israel’s state’s prosecutors have petitioned Jerusalem District Court for Grozovsky’s extradition to Russia. Prosecutors also reportedly asked the court to extend Grozovsky’s detention until...

September 22, 2014: Prominent Ramapo Leader Shimon Sontag Arrested
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Shimon Sontag, a property owner and businessman described as a “prominent Ramapo community leader," was arrested this morning after he allegedly filed false documentation to get a tax exemption for a large land parcel. Prominent Ramapo Leader Shimon Sontag Arrested...

September 22, 2014: Ramapo Man Lured Boy With Intent To Sexually Abuse Him, Cops Say
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 25-year-old man faces child sexual abuse charges after he tried to lure a 6-year-old boy into a vacant room in a local Ramapo, New York synagogue. Last updated 7:06 pm CDT Ramapo Man Lured Boy With Intent To Sexually...

September 22, 2014: Orthodox NYPD Clergy Liaison Reportedly Stabbed In Brooklyn
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
The incident happened at approximately 1:30 pm at 172 Montague Street near Clinton Street in the confines of the NYPD’s 84th Precinct. The victim is now undergoing emergency surgery. Orthodox NYPD Clergy Liaison Reportedly Stabbed In Brooklyn Shmarya Rosenberg •...

September 22, 2014: Bloomingburg: Modern Orthodox Developer’s Proxies File Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Tiny Village, Claiming Anti-Semitism
Comments: 5 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Turf Disputes
Shalom Lamm-affiliated businesses, organizations and individuals have filed a $25 million federal lawsuit against the Village of Bloomingburg, the adjoining Town of Mamakating, Bloomingburg Mayor Frank Gerardi, Mamakating Supervisor Bill Herrmann, and Holly Roche of the Rural Community Coalition. The...

September 22, 2014: Arsonists Torch Anti-Zionist Rabbi's Car
Comments: 35 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Arsonists poured petrol over Rabbi Ahron Cohen's Volvo estate before setting fire to the vehicle outside his home in a suburb of Manchester, England. Above: Rabbi Ahron Cohen The Mirror reports: Arsonists have torched the car of a Rabbi who...

September 21, 2014: 2 Breslov Hasidim Busted For Trying To Use Forged Passports To Travel To Uman
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Two Breslov hasidim trying to fly to Uman, Ukraine for Rosh Hashana were arrested today in Israel’s Ben Gurion International Airport. The 43-year-old resident of Jerusalem and 25-year-old resident of Ma’ale Levana in the West Bank allegedly printed fake passports...

September 21, 2014: Miami Police Say They Know Some Of The People Involved In Rabbi's Murder
Comments: 13 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim
Rabbi Joseph Raksin was shot to death on Shabbat morning August 9 while walking to shul. Now police say they think they know some of the people who killed him. They also say the crime wasn't a hate crime and...

September 21, 2014: 2 Lev Tahor Girls Leave Foster Care
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
Police refused to provide any further details, other than to say the two girls are safe and refer questions to Chatham-Kent Children's Services for any further comment. All but a handful of cult members have already fled Canada for Guatemala...

September 21, 2014: Petition Demands Chabad Leaders Resign Over Mishandling And Coverups Of Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 5 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"[Once these Chabad leaders resign], our community will be able to move forward in a much more constructive manner. But the onus continues to be on Yeshivah. They have no one else to blame but themselves." The Age reports: A...

September 20, 2014: 5 Jewish Teens Arrested For Assault On Arab Israeli Attorney, Police Fail To Charge Hate Crime
Comments: 10 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Israel
"This is not the first time I encounter racists. I'm very hurt, and I don't even feel like going to my job [as an attorney with the Ministry of Economy] in Jerusalem anymore. Sometimes I think that if racism in...

September 19, 2014: Federal Judge Rejects Bizarre Claim That Pedophile Was Married To Child Victim
Comments: 25 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Twenty-nine-year-old Andrew Goodman, a convicted pedophile who is now facing a federal trial for transporting a 15-year-old boy across state lines for the purpose of having sex with him can’t claim at trial that he and the victim were married...

September 19, 2014: New Affidavit In Stein / Weiss Divorce Battle Alleges Fraud, Perjury, Stalking, Threats Of Violence – Against Rabbis
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Yoel Weiss refuses to give his wife, Rivky Stein, a Jewish divorce known as a "get." Without a get, Stein cannot remarry, and any children she may have with someone other than Weiss would be ruled mamzerim (bastards), and they...

September 18, 2014: Dozens Of Hasidic Kids Not Enrolled In School Because Rabbis Are Blocking Yeshiva Placements To Hurt Parents, Activist Alleges
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion
There are allegedly at least 40 hasidic kids between the ages of six and 12 living in Williamsburg and Borough Park, Brooklyn who don't have a yeshiva to go to because rabbis are using yeshiva placement as a club to...

September 18, 2014: Another Haredi Alleged Get-Extortionist Indicted With Rabbi Mendel Epstein
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Women & Judaism
Another name has been added to the indictment against Rabbi Mendel Epstein, Rabbi Martin "Mordechai" Wolmark and the other cattle-prod-to-the-genitals get (Jewish divorce) extortionists. Above: Rabbi Mendel Epstein Another name has been added to the indictment against Rabbi Mendel Epstein,...

September 17, 2014: Torah To Be Dedicated In Memory Of Questionable Haredi Community Leader
Comments: 23 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Religion , Women & Judaism
He was dishonest in business and was a notorious alleged philanderer and an alleged sex abuser. None of this, however, stopped haredim from glorifying Steve Zakheim and honoring him while he lived, and it isn’t stopping them from honoring him...

September 17, 2014: Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Agrees To Plead Guilty To Bribery, Obstruction Of Justice
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion , Sefardim
Sefardi haredi ‘kabbalist’-to-the-stars Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto has agreed to plead guilty and to testify against former police Major Geneneral Menashe Arbiv in exchange for a receiving a reduced jail sentence. Above: Rabbi Yoshiyahu Yosef Pinto Sefardi Haredi Kabbalist Agrees...

September 16, 2014: 2 Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime
Comments: 9 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
A 74-year-old man suffered serious injuries in the attack, including a fractured skull, and is still hospitalized at Beilinson Hospital in Petah Tikva. Above: file photo used for illustrative purposes only 2 Ethiopian Jews Beaten In Alleged Hate Crime Shmarya...

September 16, 2014: Former Zionist Orthodox IDF Chief Rabbi Booted From IDF Over Intelligence Leaks During Gaza War
Comments: 1 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal
Brigadier General (Res.) Rabbi Avichai Rontski, the IDF’s former chief rabbi, was dismissed from duty today after the IDF determined that he illegally gave classified intelligence information to Economy, Diaspora and Religious Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett during the Gaza War....

September 16, 2014: Rabbi Michael Broyde Co-Founds New Modern Orthodox Synagogue Despite Scandal
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Michael Broyde, the sockpuppeting Modern Orthodox rabbi who resigned from the Rabbinical Council of America in January rather than face an investigation into his two-decades-long use of fake identities – including fake rabbinical identities – is opening a new...

September 16, 2014: Breslov Rabbi Fleeing From Justice Was Tenant From Hell, Landlords Say
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland's grandchildren wrote on the villa's walls. His hasidim cut across the adjoining golf course and jumped in golfers' carts. When the golf course manager complained, they hit him. Berland was evicted from two different luxury villas because...

September 16, 2014: Haredi Man Charged With Groping Waitress
Comments: 54 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A Monsey haredi man has been charged with forcible touching, a misdemeanor, after he allegedly groped a woman in a local restaurant. Above: Avraham Gefner Haredi Man Charged With Groping Waitress Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com A Monsey haredi man has...

September 15, 2014: I Couldn’t Have Raped Those Women, I’m Impotent! Breslov Hasidic Sect Leader Claims
Comments: 16 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Rabbi Eliezer Berland, the 77-year-old head of Beslov’s Shuvu Banim sect who has been on an almost two-year flight from justice, says there is no way he could have raped and sexually abused several female followers in Jerusalem because he’s...

September 15, 2014: Trial Of Alleged New Square Child Molester Postponed
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Jury selection for the trial of Rabbi Moshe Moshe Taubenfeld has been postponed because DA Thomas Zugibe says he needs more time to prepare his case. Above: Rabbi Moshe Menachem Taubenfeld Trial Of Alleged New Square Child Molester Postponed Shmarya...

September 15, 2014: Haredi Conference On Workplace Integrity Features Presentation On Prison Life
Comments: 36 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
A haredi conference on workplace integrity held in Lakewood, New Jersey featured a session on the struggles haredim face while in prison. Please click to enlarge: Rafi G. thought this glorified crime and life in prison. I think the inclusion...

September 15, 2014: Notorious Serial Killer Jack The Ripper May Not Have Been Jewish After All, Graphologist Claims
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , History , Science
An Israeli graphologist – a 'science' far less precise and far less accurate than DNA – claims that the DNA evidence showing that Jack the Ripper was a Polish Jewish refugee named Aaron Kosminski is not conclusive. Above: Aaron Kosminski...

September 14, 2014: How Hasidim Looted East Ramapo
Comments: 44 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Turf Disputes
The NPR show This American Life devoted an entire hour to an in-depth documentary on the haredi-controlled East Ramapo school board. Listen now: Haredi members of the East Ramapo school board in 2011 The NPR show This American Life devoted...

September 14, 2014: Breslov Hasidic Leader Awaits Extradition, Claims To Be Innocent, Says Israel Is A “Country Of Hamas For Me”
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"It's all rumors spread over the past ten years. No proof exists. The police [in Amsterdam] released me and told me that that all complaints against me had no foundation and no basis.… I'm finished with the land of Israel....

September 13, 2014: 3 Chabad Hasidim Linked To Powerful Rubashkin And Jacobson Families Busted By Feds On Drug Trafficking Charges
Comments: 123 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc.
Three Chabad-Lubavitch hasidim from Crown Heights were arrested by the FBI after they tried to buy 50 pounds of marijuana and have it shipped from El Paso, Texas to Brooklyn. 3 Chabad Hasidim Linked To Powerful Rubashkin And Jacobson Families...

September 12, 2014: Haredi "General" Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd Linked To Ball State University Fraud
Comments: 10 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Haredi Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd of Lakewood, New Jersey vetted chaplains for the US Military and ran a smicha (rabbinic ordination) program. He also helped haredi über-scammer Eliyahu Weinstein steal millions of dollars. When caught, Todd acted as a cooperating...

September 12, 2014: Recap: Felony Case Dismissed Against Rabbi, Sons
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, etc. , MO & Chardal
Rabbi Philip Lefkowitz and his sons Levi and Moshe had all criminal charges against them dismissed nine days ago after a six-year ordeal. The Lefkowitzes were charged with stealing $17,000 from the shul Rabbi Lefkowitz headed. But the shul owed...

September 12, 2014: Haredi Woman Leaves 2-Year Old Child On City Bus
Comments: 9 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel
Yesterday, an Egged bus driver on the #36 route in Jerusalem did a routine security sweep of his bus at he end of the route and made a surprise find – an abandoned baby carriage with a two-year-old toddler inside...

September 12, 2014: 4 Jewish Teen Yeshiva Students Arrested For Spitting Hate Crime Against Arab
Comments: 4 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion , Xenophobia
Israel Police reportedly arrested four 14-year-old Jewish teens Tuesday after they allegedly spat at an Arab vendor near King David’s purported tomb on Mount Zion adjacent to Jerusalem’s Old City and shouted at him, “Go to Gaza!” 4 Jewish Teen...

September 11, 2014: Report: Senior Chabad Rabbis To Be Subpoenaed Over Alleged Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Senior Chabad rabbinical leaders will be subpoenaed by Australia's royal commission investigating child sex abuse coverups in religious institutions. They will compelled to testify about alleged coverups that allowed several pedophiles in Chabad institutions to escape punishment and continue sexually...

September 11, 2014: Haredi "General" Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd's Plea Agreement
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim
Haredi Rabbi Fred "Fishel" Todd of Lakewood, New Jersey vetted chaplains for the US Military and ran a smicha (rabbinic ordination) program. He also helped haredi über-scammer Eliyahu Weinstein steal millions of dollars. When caught, he acted as a cooperating...

September 11, 2014: Busted! Fleeing Hasidic Rabbi Nabbed In Amsterdam After Almost 2-Year Chase
Comments: 12 | Categories: Crime, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
After hopping from country to country, seeking refuge from Israeli law in places like Morocco, Zimbabwe and South Africa, Breslov Rabbi Eliezer Berland was finally arrested early today in Amsterdam’s international airport. Above: Rabbi Eliezer Berland in police custody in...

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