It is Rockland County, and the seedy graft and corruption oozes from every word of this report like pus from a festering sore.
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The Jewish Week has a (fairly well) detailed article about the Kelly Myzner v. Guillermo (Moshe) Gribeluk child custody case in Rockland County, New York.
There are allegations of child physical and sexual abuse against Moshe with much evidence to support them.
There is Kelly's admitted affair with her husband's nephew.
There is a judge's questionable rulings and the judge's ties to Moshe Gribeluk's Satmar community – a community which wholeheartedly supports him.
There are little children who fear their father's mood swings and what they say is his physical and sexual abuse. "The oldest had an angry red welt on his penis. 'Tati bit me here,' he told his mother, and burst into tears."
And there even is former East Ramapo school board president Daniel Schwartz, Kelly's first attorney.
And out of this tangled web of bad, dangerous and illegal behavior, corruption, conflicts of interest, haredi bloc votes and large campaign contributions has come a judge's decision to give custody of these little children to their allegedly abusive father because taking them out of their hasidic religious environment would, the judge says, traumatize them.
It is Rockland County, and the seedy graft and corruption oozes from every word like pus from a festering sore.
Read it here.