Having treated a teenage victim of sexual abuse (not Kolko related) who had a case in the Brooklyn area that is being referred to - I can tell you that there is an interesting phenomenon that goes on there.
On the one hand…
…the DA's "liason" to the Orthodox Jewish community would tell outsiders like the police (and in this case FBI) that the DA's office was pushing the arrest and trial forward. The liason then at the same time tried to convince the victim and her family to not be "mossers" (which is when I learned that word actually) and deal with it within the community.
So the pressures are complicated. While the community may want the Kolkos of the world to fry - there may be many that would prefer it they fry at the hands of the community and not want their own to go the prison or for the community's dirty laundry to be aired in the courtroom.
I believe that "liason" is Henna White, a Lubavitcher from Crown Heights, whose duties are supposedly (but rarely) restrained to domestic violence issues in the haredi community. (I.e., keeping abusive spouses out of jail.)
Remember White's name well. With any luck, she will be standing trial for corruption and obstruction of justice in a federal courtroom in the distant – but not so distant – future.
Brooklyn District Attorney Joe Hynes may be the only candidate to have prosecuted a member of the wealthy Chehebar family, which owns a chain of clothing stores, but he's hardly the only one to rake in campaign donations from the clan.
The New York Post reported Monday that Hynes accepted some $80,000 from donors it said were tied to the family of Isaac Chehebar who received a six-month sentence from Hynes' office after an auto accident in which the 21-year-old hit and killed two sisters out for a Sunday stroll on Ocean Parkway in 2001. Hynes said the plea bargain was expressly approved by the victims' family, although the father of the girls later expressed dismay at the sentence.…