Thousands of false statutory declarations have been uncovered by investigators who have identified a multi-million-dollar fraud of the New South Wales traffic penalty system, and some of them were allegedly filed by Chabad's very own Rabbi Yosef "Yossi" Feldman. Feldman previously infamously claimed that reporting Jewish pedophiles to police was "mesira" (informing; a serious violation of Jewish law). His testimony before Australia's Royal Commission investigating child sex abuse in Chabad institutions was so bad, he was widely and openly attacked in the wider Jewish community and outside it.
Above: Rabbi Yosef "Yossi" Feldman
The Australian Broadcasting Company reports:
Thousands of false statutory declarations have been uncovered by investigators who have identified a multi-million-dollar fraud of the New South Wales traffic penalty system.
The ABC has obtained documents that reveal more than 2,000 false statutory declarations were submitted over more than a decade between 2002 and 2013.
Drivers allegedly palmed responsibility for speeding, red light camera and parking fines onto people with overseas licences, with immigration searches revealing the individuals nominated were not in the country at the time of the infringement.
Other drivers nominated in statutory declarations simply did not exist, and in one case one of the drivers nominated was dead.
The fraud mirrors the infamous 2006 Einfeld case, in which former Federal Court judge Marcus Einfeld was jailed after nominating a dead professor as the driver of his car in a statutory declaration to avoid a $77 speeding fine.
The latest fraud was uncovered as part of a two-and-a-half year probe by investigators from the NSW Roads and Maritime Service.
The investigators said 200 people had submitted at least 2,000 statutory declarations.…
In a third example, a Sydney Rabbi, Yosef Feldman, submitted 44 statutory declarations that nominated drivers with overseas licences as being responsible for speeding, red light camera and parking fines.
After the Rabbi submitted the statutory declarations, $5,255 in fines were written off.
Rabbi Feldman submitted the statutory declarations in his capacity as former director of the Bondi-based Yeshiva Centre.
He was in charge of a large number of cars which, at any one time, were being driven by scores of Rabbinical students from overseas.
"We just knew in many instances who was in charge of the car or took responsibility, but not necessarily who was the driver at the time," Rabbi Feldman said.
He said the people he had nominated in statutory declarations could all be contacted if required.
"Any of those people I know, and we could track them down, and they would certainly admit to being in charge of the vehicle," he said.
"Whoever is accusing me of fraud, whoever is suggesting that there's any fraud over here, really is simply wrong and it's very upsetting to me.”…