Above: Menachem "Max" Stark
Shady Murdered Satmar Landlord Still Haunts Tenants Almost 2 Years After His Death
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Murdered Satmar landlord Menachem “Max” Stark is still haunting tenants from his grave.
Occupants of all 20 units in one of Stark’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn apartment buildings were forced to immediately vacate the building Tuesday after New York City’s Buildings Department issue an immediate vacate order.
According to a report in the New York Post, a notice taped on the front door of the building , located at 120 S. Fourth Street, by the Buildings Department said the five-story building “has questionable structural integrity [because of] the installation of substandard structural steel columns, trusses, beams, welds” – all from questionable work done by contractors Stark hired before he was murdered on New Year’s eve 2014.
About 50 renters were displaced.
Rents in the building range from $4,200 for a studio to $5,300 a month for a three bedroom.
According to cops, Stark had many enemies.
“Any number of people wanted to kill this guy,” a law enforcement source told the Post.
Stark and his partner bought the vacant lot where the building now stands in 2006. They sold it to Stark’s brother-in-law, Abraham Bernat, during a bankruptcy in 2013.
One of the scams people allege Stark was involved with was to defraud lenders by flipping properties through bankruptcies to close business associates and relatives at bargain prices, with the losses on those sales taken by the lenders.
Bernat, who is now only 28-years-old, hung up on a Post reporter when called this week about the building.
A former resident was highly critical of the building’s management and noted the building looked good superficially but was “held together with paper clips and gum. To exploit people like this you must literally have no soul.”
Stark’s body was found smoldering in a dumpster on Long Island on January 1, 2014.
[Hat Tip: The Lion.]