"[Chabad] U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) Jacob Goldstein will be delivering remarks via mobile phone from his current station near the Mexican border."
A rally in support of a guilty developer Eliyahu Ezagui will be taking place tonight in Crown Heights. Rabbi Yossi Jacobson tells COLlive.com: "Him sitting in prison won't pay bills."By COLlive
A rally in support of a developer found guilty on bank fraud will be taking place today, Wednesday, in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood.
Supporters of Eliyahu Ezagui are calling on the community to attend the gathering at Lubavitcher Yeshiva hall on Crown St. corner Albany Ave. at 9:00pm.
"Eliyahu is facing the prospects of a Federal jail sentence as long as 15 years for bank mortgage fraud," a poster for the evening read.
"His lawyer has spent hundreds of hours on his case and is owed over $300,000.00... His lawyer is in the process of foreclosing on the home of his brother Shlomo who put up his house as collateral to guarantee the fee."
Ezagui was said to entice local Lubavitch families into buying homes at 770 Lefferts Avenue and 613 East New York Avenue but never turned over the deeds.
Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Jacobson, who will be the main speaker at the rally, told COLlive.com: "Him sitting in prison will not help anybody pay their bills. We have a moral duty to help him reunite with his family speedily."
Jacobson, Rabbi of Congregation Bais Shmuel in Crown Heights, added: "No children deserve to grow up without a father, especially with such young children, and an oldest child who sacrificed himself for Jews in Eretz Yisroel, losing his arm in Gaza."
Other expected speakers are member of Badatz Crown Heights Rabbi Yaacov Schwei and local Mashpiim Rabbi Pinyeh Korf and Rabbi Shlomo Majesky.
U.S. Army Chaplain (Col.) Jacob Goldstein will be delivering remarks via mobile phone from his current station near the Mexican border.
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