Police are reportedly focusing on Perlmutter because they believe Perlmutter repeatedly lied to them about Stark. They also reportedly say that Perlmutter is trying to deflect attention from himself by using a Russian businessman as a scapegoat.
Menachem "Max" Stark
Murdered Satmar Slumlord’s Hasidic Business Partner Now Suspect In His Killing
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Murdered hasidic slumlord Menachem “Max” Stark’s business partner Israel “Sam” Perlmutter is a suspect in Stark’s murder, a police source told the New York Daily News.
Police are reportedly focusing on Perlmutter because they believe Perlmutter repeatedly lied to them about Stark. They also reportedly believe that Perlmutter is trying to deflect attention away from himself by trying to implicate a Russian businessman involved in the private loans business.
Perlmutter – a long time friend of Stark who is also a member of the Satmar hasidic community – lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He claims to be in fear for his life and has reportedly hired armed guards for protection.
Besides his career as a slumlord and a real estate developer, Stark reportedly was also a lender who loaned money as bridge loans to other businessmen at a 30% (or greater) interest rate.
Police now believe Stark may have been crushed to death after being kidnapped late Thursday in Williamsburg. His body was found in a garbage dumpster in Great Neck Friday.
“It might be that they sat on him to get him under control and that they wound up killing him that way,” a police source reportedly said.
Yesterday, members of the murdered millionaire slumlord’s family held a press conference to announce that they had upped the amount of the reward the wealthy family was offering for information that leads to the arrest of Stark’s killers.
The reward amount was raised – from $11,000 to $25,000.
When Stark was still thought to be alive, his family offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to his safe return.