8,437 posts categorized "Crime, Litigation, etc."

July 1, 2015: Lakewood Couple Arrested In Alleged Government Benefits Fraud
Comments: 6 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
A Lakewood, New Jersey man has been charged with stealing more than $146,000 from Medicaid and his wife was charged with stealing $2,653 from home energy assistance programs. Above: Israel Safran Lakewood Couple Arrested In Alleged Government Benefits Fraud Shmarya...

July 1, 2015: Jewish-Arab Grade School Hit With Second Racist Hate Crime
Comments: 1 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State , Xenophobia
In November, the school was also hit with a similar attack that also included arson. Right-wing Jewish extremists with Sefardi haredi affiliations admitted to that attack after they were arrested. All three were members of the right-wing neo-Kahanist Lehava organization....

July 1, 2015: Welfare Fraud Arrests In Kiryas Joel
Comments: 18 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Orange County, New York announced today that welfare fraud charges have been filed against 30 people and two corporations. The corporations and two of the people are from the Satmar hasidic village of Kiryas Joel. Welfare Fraud Arrests In Kiryas...

June 30, 2015: The Top Aide To The Late Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe And The Convicted Child Sex Abuser
Comments: 32 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State
The daughter of the Cleveland Alexander Rebbe is now engaged to marry the son of Rabbi Chaim Yakov Lebovits. Chaim Yakov Lebovits is the son of notorious haredi child sex abuser Rabbi Baruch Lebovits, and sure enough, the proud grandfather...

June 30, 2015: Borough Park Con Artist Scams Elderly Non-Jews Out Of Tens Of Thousands Of Dollars
Comments: 30 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc.
A Borough Park, Brooklyn man engaged in a diabolical mail order-scheme was ordered to stop conning trusting Iowa residents and to pay tens of thousands of dollars in fines and penalties. The Brooklyn Eagle reports: A Brooklyn man engaged in...

June 30, 2015: Breslov Leader May Be Extradited For Alleged Sex Crimes, Supreme Court Rules
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The Supreme Court of the Netherlands rejected the appeal of Shuvu Banim Breslov hasidic leader Rabbi Eliezer Berland, removing the final impediment to his extradition to Israel, where Berland is wanted for questioning in a series of alleged sex attacks...

June 30, 2015: Former Leader Of British Jews To Be Prosecuted For Alleged Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Jewish Leadership , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Lord Greville Janner, 86, a former Labor member of parliament and ex-president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, is accused of more than 20 sex offense committed against residents of children's homes in the 1970s and 1980s. Above:...

June 30, 2015: Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag Resigns As Chief Rabbi Of Amsterdam
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Kosher Scandal
Ralbag has been a controversial figure in both the US and in Holland, where he has served as Chief Rabbi of Amsterdam for almost a decade. In 2012, members of the Amsterdam Jewish community wanted to remove Ralbag because of...

June 29, 2015: Top Haredi Kabbalist Was Laundering Money For The Underworld, Senior Cop Says under Oath
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Sefardim
Before his fall, Pinto was extremely close to many top Israeli politicians and businesspeople and built a net worth of tens of millions of dollars through ‘donations’ he received for his kabbalah-inspired advice, making his one of the top ten...

June 29, 2015: State Supreme Court Upholds Extended Statute Of Limitations For Child Sex Abuse
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"Given the unique psychological and social factors that often result in delayed reporting of childhood sexual abuse, which frustrated the ability of victims to bring an action under earlier revisions of the statute of limitations, we cannot say that the...

June 29, 2015: Man With Knife Threatens To Kill Jews At Hasidic Kollel In LA
Comments: 2 | Categories: Antisemitism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
A man entered Kollel Yechiel Yehuda in Los Angeles at about 7:30 am this morning during the morning prayers, pulled out a knife and brandished it while screaming he would kill the Jews. Above: Kollel Yechiel Yehuda Man With Knife...

June 29, 2015: In Yet Another Insensitive Step, Chabad Again Shows It Has Not Come To Grips With Its Child Sex Abuse Scandal
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Today, Yud Beis Tammuz, there is additional motivation as the Rebbe encouraged everyone to donate to Mosdos connected to the Frierdike Rebbe on this day. Not only is your donation fully tax deductible, you are supporting the learning and spreading...

June 28, 2015: Gur Hasid Busted For Allegedly Operating Chain Of Illegal Sex Shops
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Med-Ethics, Public Health
The man allegedly operated an illegal network of "Kruvim" sex shops geared for haredim. The network allegedly had branches in Beitar Illit, Beit Shemesh, Bnei Brak, Netivot and other cities with large haredi populations. Gur Hasid Busted For Allegedly Operating...

June 28, 2015: 3 Employees Of Nursing Home Owned By Hasidim Who Seek Medical Marijuana License Arrested And Charged With Endangering The Welfare Of A Patient
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics
Three employees of the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Far Rockaway, Queens – which owned by Michael Melnicke and Leo Friedman, two prominent hasidim (Friedman is the son of Satmar powerbroker Moshe "Gabbai" Friedman) who are seeking a license...

June 27, 2015: Satmar Hasidic Papers Owe Almost $1 Million In Unpaid Printing Bills, Lawsuits Claim
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Media & Media Criticism
A copy of Der Blatt reportedly costs $3. Last Thursday's edition, which was reportedly jammed with full page ads, was 172 pages long. Satmar Hasidic Papers Owe Almost $1 Million In Unpaid Printing Bills, Lawsuits Claim Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com...

June 26, 2015: Israel’s Highest Court Outlaws Forced Haredi Gender Segregation At Funerals
Comments: 17 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The suit to end the forced gender segregation at funerals was filed by a woman, Susanne Ayad, who directly suffered from this discrimination. She was aided in her suit by the Israel Religious Action Center of the Israel Movement for...

June 25, 2015: Jewish Gay-To-Straight "Conversion Therapy" Organization Backed By Many MO And Haredi Rabbis Defrauded Clients, Jury Finds
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Homophobia and its Discontents , Religion, Religion & State
A New Jersey jury on Thursday found JONAH (Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing), a nonprofit that provides supposed gay-to-straight conversion therapy, guilty of consumer fraud for falsely promising clients they could overcome their same-sex urges by doing things including...

June 25, 2015: Former Owner Of Top Haredi News Website Indicted For Bribery And Extortion
Comments: 11 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Media & Media Criticism
Guy Cohen, the former owner and CEO of the Behadrei Haredim news website, his top deputy Uri Zur, and three companies owned by Cohen have all been charged with blackmail and extortion of top haredi rabbis. Above: the alleged extortion...

June 24, 2015: Hasidic School Bus Driver Arrested And Charged With 1st Degree Child Sex Abuse, Cops Claim Not To Know Name Of School Or Bus Company
Comments: 37 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A 27-year-old Monsey, New York hasid who worked as a yeshiva bus driver was arrested in early June and charged with molesting a 4-year-old boy, police said today. But cops claimed not to known the name of the school or...

June 24, 2015: Mother Of Alleged Miami Beach Child Sex Abuse Victim Says She Has Been Threatened, Ostracized By Rabbi's Supporters
Comments: 5 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
The mother of an 11-year-old who has accused a South Florida rabbi of inappropriately touching her is speaking out, saying she has been shunned by the Jewish community and has even received bribes to stay quiet. Above: Rabbi Steve Karro...

June 24, 2015: Sex, Prostitution And Rabbi Nachman Of Beslov
Comments: 51 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
It’s not only hasidim who travel to Uman, Ukraine to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov during the fall Tishrei Jewish holidays. At Rosh Hashanah and Sukkot female escorts get on a train from Kiev and, after two hours,...

June 24, 2015: Prominent Chabad Hasid Haysha Deitsch Violates Another Court Order In Bid To Force Elderly, Frail Residents To Move
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Monday, as the temperature in Brooklyn reached the high 80s, New York State Supreme Court Justice Wayne Saitta ordered the owner of the Prospect Park Residence assisted living facility to turn on the central air conditioning in all residents’ rooms...

June 24, 2015: Hasidic IDF Soldier’s Home Smeared With Feces – By Fellow Hasidim Upset That He Joined The IDF
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
Haredim apparently linked to the vehemently anti-Zionist Edah Haredit haredi umbrella organization attacked the home of a haredi IDF soldier in Beit Shemesh Tuesday, smearing feces on the front door and hanging a sign that read, "Hardakim out!" Above: a...

June 23, 2015: British Government Won’t Take Legal Action Against Hasidic Schools Over Women’s Driving Ban – As Long As Students In Those Hasidic Schools Are Not Expelled Or Otherwise Punished For Their Mother’s Disobedience
Comments: 7 | Categories: Bans & Censorship , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
The British government’s Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has dropped proceedings against two Belz hasidic schools in North London, the Talmud Torah Machzikei Hadass boys school and the Beis Malka girls school, after getting a “satisfactory response” from Belz...

June 22, 2015: Rabbi Accused Of Child Molestation Caught Allegedly Bribing Victim's Family
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , MO & Chardal , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Sefardim
Surveillance video has surfaced that may show a South Florida rabbi accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-old, giving a parent an envelop believed to contain money to stay quiet over the entire ordeal. WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News,...

June 22, 2015: Man Confesses To Girl’s Father After Luring 7-year-old From Chabad Synagogue
Comments: 12 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Yan Kossa now faces charges of unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child along with other charges from a different case. Above: Yan Kossa Pix 11 reports: Police arrested a man accused of luring a young girl from...

June 22, 2015: Newpaper Exposé Of Haredi Mega-Donor's Nursing Homes Was "Hit" Piece That Distorted The Facts, Spokesman Claims
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
"The slanted article in the Sacramento Bee was a 'hit' piece that intentionally excluded or mischaracterized relevant positive information about Mr. Rechnitz’s organization and facilities. The clear bias in the article demonstrates the likely ulterior motives of the Sacramento Bee…"...

June 22, 2015: Chabad Assisted Living Facility Owner Allegedly Violates Court Order And Refuses To Air Condition Building In Sweltering Heat
Comments: 24 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim
Haysha Deitsch, a prominent Chabad hasid who is the scion of a powerful wealthy Crown Heights family, allegedly violated a court order and refused to turn on the air conditioning in an assisted living facility he owns, even though the...

June 22, 2015: Undercover Investigation Shows Almost All State-Employed City Rabbis Ordered Sex Abuse Victims Not To Report Abuse To Police
Comments: 22 | Categories: Child Safety , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
Almost all of the 27 state-employed rabbis investigated – the vast majority haredim but some Zionist Orthodox and some very prominent – ordered victims not to report the sex crimes to police. Because of the number of child sex abuse...

June 22, 2015: Ethiopian Jews Plan Massive Demonstration Today Against Attorney General, State Prosecutor And Police
Comments: 12 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Ethiopian Jews , Israel
Ethiopian Jewish community activists say they will stage their largest protest against racism, police brutality and government apathy to date later today in Tel Aviv. The protest is a direct response to Israel’s Attorney General Yehuda Weinsten’s decision not to...

June 21, 2015: Why Can't Israel Solve Its Church-Burnings?
Comments: 33 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , MO & Chardal , Rants / Editorials , Religion, Religion & State
The profile of Christian-haters is found at the seam between ultranationalist racists and religious-theological groups. To date, no arsonists involved in setting fire to religious sites have been caught, but the Jerusalem police has some experience with those who spit...

June 21, 2015: Gur Hasid Ordered To Pay Compensation To Victim Of Vicious Hasidic Gang Assault
Comments: 8 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Turf Disputes
The beating was part of a chain of attacks and counter attacks over control of the Batei Warsaw houses in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem between Gur (which is widely viewed in the haredi world as being too close...

June 21, 2015: NYC Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Sparked By Alleged Behavior Of Former Head Of NYPD’s Jewish Police Officers Shomrim Society
Comments: 24 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc.
“'What is the problem — is it that you don’t date white guys or have you ever had a white man…Is it because I am married?’” Above: Michele Alexander NYC Settles Sexual Harassment Suit Sparked By Alleged Behavior Of Former...

June 20, 2015: Haredim Working For British Government Allegedly Skew Schools Inspection Reports To Cover For Deficient Haredi Yeshivas
Comments: 7 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
A study of reports on independent haredi schools, mostly yeshivas, issued by Ofsted, the British government schools inspection agency, during 2007 through 2014 found those schools were rated as “good” or “outstanding” 71% of the time – but only when...

June 19, 2015: Vizhnitzer Rebbe Changes His Mind, Tells Yeshiva Students To Answer IDF Draft Notices
Comments: 13 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Israel , Religion, Religion & State
The rebbe told his male followers they must only report to induction centers in one large group, supposedly to prevent issues of immodesty and temptation that could otherwise exist if a teenage yeshiva student went to the IDF center by...

June 19, 2015: Chabad To Honor Memory Of Leader Of Child Sex Abuse Coverups
Comments: 40 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Religion, Religion & State
He covered up child sex abuse and allegedly helped molesters flee justice. He destroyed the lives of children in order to protect the name of Chabad and the well-connected Chabad men who raped and abused children. But this doesn't stop...

June 19, 2015: Activists Lash Out At Chabad Over Lack Of Transparency, Conflicts Of Interest
Comments: 6 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…I have been devoted to working in a collaborative way with the Trustees. The reality is that this is an impossible task. The reason is that there are too many members who are conflicted in so many ways, whether it...

June 18, 2015: Tel Aviv Man Beats Woman, Breaks Glass On Her Head In Dispute Over Allegedly Lax Religious Observance
Comments: 21 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
“The police will act with zero tolerance for violence of any kind and anyone who acts violently against women will find himself behind bars." Tel Aviv Man Beats Woman, Breaks Glass On Her Head In Dispute Over Allegedly Lax Religious...

June 18, 2015: Haredi Man Allegedly Kidnaps Ex-Wife, Rapes Her In “Hidden Dungeon”
Comments: 19 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
A haredi man allegedly kidnapped his ex-wife and raped her in a "hidden dungeon” where he then left her with no obvious way to escape and went home to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Succot. Haredi Man Allegedly Kidnaps Ex-Wife,...

June 18, 2015: Iconic Israeli Catholic Church Burned In Likely Hate Crime Arson
Comments: 40 | Categories: Bigotry & Racism , Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Israel , MO & Chardal , Religion, Religion & State
The Church of the Multiplication Loaves and Fishes located at Tabgha on the Sea of Galilee was heavily damaged early Thursday morning in what clearly appears to be another "price tag" hate crime arson. Iconic Israeli Catholic Church Burned In...

June 18, 2015: More Than 800 Haredi Boys Missing From Legal Education System, British Government Finds
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State
Hundreds of haredi boys in London are getting little to no secular education in defiance of Britain’s education laws, new data released by the Department for Education (DfE) show. More Than 800 Haredi Boys Missing From Legal Education System, British...

June 17, 2015: Chabad’s Board Of Trustees To Resign By End Of Year As Child Sex Abuse Scandal Continues To Shake Melbourne Community
Comments: 11 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
The announced resignations follow intense pressure leveled at Chabad’s lay leaders and clergy after Australia’s Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Abuse investigated Chabad institutions in the country in February. Testimony at the widely-watched public hearings was intensely damaging...

June 17, 2015: Satmar Village In NY State Allegedly Offers Free Modesty Signs For Hasidim To Hang In Borough Park
Comments: 15 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Religion, Religion & State , Women & Judaism
"Attention boro park residents, great news from the village of kiryas joel, Monroe ny. You can now be זיכו הרבים.by hanging tzenios posters, all over the boro park area, We are proud to announce that ,ladies side, mens side signs....

June 17, 2015: Crown Heights Landlord Busted For Illegally Forcing Out Rent Controlled Tenants, Endangering Welfare Of A Child
Comments: 10 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Poverty & Homelessness
Daniel Melamed alleged used construction and demolition to force out the rent controlled tenants. A criminal indictment against him issued today charges Melamed with unlawfully evicting tenants from rent-regulated apartments, endangering the welfare of a child and filing a false...

June 17, 2015: Florida Skilled Nursing Facility Agrees to Pay Record Settlement of $17 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Comments: 2 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Med-Ethics, Public Health
“Hebrew Homes’ intricate kickback scheme in this record-setting case threatened the impartiality of physician referrals, the financial integrity of Medicare, and the public’s trust in the health care system,” said Special Agent in Charge Shimon R. Richmond of the U.S....

June 17, 2015: Even After Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Chabad Riddled With Unethical Conflicts Of Interest, Is Not Transparant, Grassroots Parents Group Says
Comments: 4 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
…Yesterday’s letter from the Yeshivah Centre Trustees informed the community that they plan to appoint an interim Committee of Management (Committee). It is of great concern that a number of these Trustees are also employees of the Yeshivah Centre. It...

June 16, 2015: Some Of Haredi Mega-Donor's Nursing Homes In Regulatory Trouble
Comments: 38 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Med-Ethics, Public Health
Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz now owns more nursing homes in California than any other individual or corporation. Rechnitz buys distressed facilities and turns them around. But not all of the dozens of facilities he's purchased have been rehabilitated, and after a...

June 16, 2015: Letter To Top Haredi Rabbi Asks Him To Reinstate Alleged Sex Abuser
Comments: 22 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes , Women & Judaism
A letter to Britain's top haredi rabbi, Ephraim Padwa, written by four top haredi rabbis asks him to reinstate accused sex abuser Rabbi Chaim Halpern. The following is a letter to the top British haredi rabbi, Ephraim Padwa, from Rabbis...

June 16, 2015: Prompted By Child Sex Abuse Scandal, Melbourne Chabad Announces Reorganization
Comments: 9 | Categories: Chabad , Crime, Litigation, etc. , Haredim , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
"…Now that [Chabad's] Committee of Management has finally resigned, it’s well overdue for Yeshivah’s Rabbi [Zvi Hirsh] Telsner to also resign or be stood down. As those ultimately responsible for the leadership at the Yeshivah Centre, it is crucial that...

June 15, 2015: Barry Freundel #2? UWS Landlord Caught With Hidden Cameras In Apartments Of Female Tenants
Comments: 14 | Categories: Crime, Litigation, etc. , Pedophilia & Related Crimes
Prosecutors in Manhattan added more charges to an indictment against Eli Kadoch, an Upper West Side landlord who was arrested in July 2014 for allegedly secretly video recording one of his tenants nude in apartment bathroom. The charges were added...

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