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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Four Arrested for Offering Teen Girl $500,000 to Drop Molestation Charge!










BROOKLYN — Four men were arrested Thursday morning for allegedly offering a $500,000 bribe to a sexually abused teenager to get her to drop charges against a popular Orthodox community counselor who is presently on trial in Brooklyn.

The four suspects — three of whom are brothers, sons of the Mishkoltz Rebbe — allegedly offered the hush money to the boyfriend of the victim, who accused Nechemya Weberman, 53, an unlicensed therapist, of molesting her.

She claimed Weberman had been abusing her for three years, starting when she was 12 and began receiving counseling from him. She is now 17.

Weberman’s arrest created a firestorm of controvery within the Orthodox community as factions took sides, with one group holding fundraisers for the accused — they raised more than $500,000 for his defense — while others vociferously protested the perceived attempt to protect a possible child abuser rather than his victim.

One of four men arrested for attempting to bribe a woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a community counselor in Brooklyn.

The two groups nearly came to blows during protests following a recent appearance by Weberman in a packed courtroom. His supporters insist he is incapable of a crime and accused the girl of lying. Her supporters stood firmly behind her and said she was being victimized twice.

According to sources, the four suspects reached out to the victim's 22-year-old boyfriend.

“They contacted the boyfriend because they thought they could get to her through him,” a source said.

The men, speaking in Yiddish to the boyfriend, offered to pay $500,000 and insisted that he, his girlfriend, Weberman and the community as a whole would be better off if she took the bribe and the case went away, sources said. They suggested she could even move to Israel and start a new life.

The defendants also allegedly threatened to ruin the boyfriend's business. He owns a Kosher restaurant, and they warned him they would rip down the sign on his store if his girlfriend did not go along with their plan. One afternoon, in fact, they allegedly tore down the sign to show they meant business.

The four suspects were rousted out of their homes around early Thursday morning, handcuffed and taken to the Brooklyn DA’s office on Jay Street shortly after 5 a.m.

They are scheduled to be arraigned later this afternoon, sources said.

Since 2009, DA Charles Hynes' office has arrested more than 100 sex offenders within the ultra-Orthodox community after launching an outreach program called “Voice of Justice,” or Kol Tzedeck in Hebrew, to get victims to come directly to his office with complaints.

The arrests again focus attention on suspected widespread intimidation of victims of pedophilia and sex assaults within the ultra-Orthodox community, which has a historical cultural ban on cooperating with authorities and insists victims bring their complaints only to local rabbis.

In the past, victims who went to police were subjected to harsh harassment, ostracized, kicked out of synagogues, thrown out of schools and even tossed out of their homes.

The DA recently created the joint task force with the NYPD's Special Victims Squad after Hynes was criticized for not doing more to crack down on victim intimidation within the community.

In a recent interview with “On The Inside,” Hynes said he hoped any future arrests for coercion or bribery would send a powerful message that might break the community’s traditional code of silence, known as “Messira,” a Hebrew epithet for "informant."



SOURCE:
DNAinfo.com New York

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Which restaurant ? Which hechsher ? What is the name of that supervising Rabbi ?

Mr. Ventana said...

The Sun Sentinel newspaper is reporting this morning that Ft. Lauderdale Police have impounded Guma's boat and are going over it carefully for evidence. A boat expert who helped police retrieve the boat says that he noticed a tie bar was broken which can cause the engines to go wild & throw people overboard into the water. Someone could have sabotaged the boat with the intention of drowning Guma.

Does Tropper's Miami accomplice Shmeltzer know anything about boats?

Vos vet zein mit der kinder? said...

A Catholic priest removed from the ministry ten years ago for sexually abusing young girls has found another job — with the TSA.

Thomas Harkins, once a priest at churches throughout South Jersey, now works as a TSA supervisor at the Philadelphia International Airport, CBS Philly reports.

He was forced to leave the church in 2002, when the Diocese of Camden found him guilty of sexually abusing two young girls.

Now, a third alleged victim has come forward, according to the station.

In a new lawsuit, Harkins is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old girl as many as 15 times between 1980 and 1981. One of the alleged incidents occurred in Harkins’ bedroom at the rectory of Saint Anthony of Padua parish in Hammonton, N.J, where Harkins worked at the time.

CBS Philly tracked Harkins down at the airport to ask if the public should be concerned about his past.

“No, they should not be worried,” Harkins said. “I have nothing to say.”

But Karen Polesir, a spokeswoman for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) isn’t so tight-lipped.

“They should know who they are hiring,” Polesir told CBS Philly.

“As the public, we are screened to our underwear getting on a plane, and yet they hire a man like that.”

Polesir doesn’t buy into a TSA official’s reassurance that Harkins works mostly with luggage — not people — as a Transportation Security Manager in baggage.

“Sure, that’s his title,” she said. “That doesn’t mean that’s where he stays, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t fill other roles when necessary.”

Because the sexual abuse cases were so old, and the lawsuits were settled with the accusers, criminal charges were never filed against Harkins, which is why nothing registered when the TSA ran a background check

Leopold Margulies said...

I could use a guy like dis!

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-buried-a-busload-children-alive-a-rock-quarry-36-years-free-article-1.1096971

Man who buried a busload of children alive in a rock quarry 36 years ago

Mad Max said...

The same is being done to Yosef Kolko's victim!!

Archie Bunker said...

It's not often that I agree with Alan Dershowitz, but he is 100% right for attacking the DA in Florida who charged George Zimmerman with the "murder" of Trayvon Martin that she is withholding evidence for political reasons that will probably exonerate Zimmerman. It is illegal in most States, but not Florida, for a DA to withhold evidence from the judge / jury. This DA has a long history of outrageous conduct and since DAs in Florida enjoy criminal immunity in any case, she is not accountable to anyone. After Dershowitz went public, the DA who is obviously a nutjob, called Dershowitz's employer Harvard University and threatened to sue them for "slander". Even the legal consultant to Left wing CNN said she has no grounds to sue.

Archie Bunker said...

This article is hilarious even by the yardstick that the NY Times usually behaves to relieve their Liberal guilty conscience about Blacks:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/21/nyregion/blacks-miss-out-as-jobs-rebound-in-new-york-city.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print

June 20, 2012

Blacks Miss Out as Jobs Rebound in New York City

By PATRICK McGEEHAN

For months now, New York officials have been highlighting how the city has regained all the jobs lost during the long recession and then some. But by several measures, the city’s recovery has left black New Yorkers behind.

(If you don't fall asleep before the end the article, the Times sheepishly admits that there is hardly any difference for unemployed Blacks after all, which defeats the whole purpose of the article with it's inflammatory headline)

Latoya Ingram, 33, who lives in Harlem, said she had been looking for full-time work since 2009. In that time, she said, she had sent off more than 1,000 copies of her résumé.

Unlike some other unemployed New Yorkers interviewed, Ms. Ingram, who is black and earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Syracuse University in 2001, said she believed her race was a factor in her inability to land a job.

“I could be wrong, but I’ve had interviews, and they seem really, really interested,” she said.

“Then they see me in person and they’re not that interested,” added Ms. Ingram, who has been collecting $215 a week in unemployment benefits. “I think it’s a combination of being black and overweight: they think you are lazy.”

(The Times just inadvertently reinforced a negative stereotype of Blacks being lazy. They usually only quote such items when want to cast a group (Right wing or very religious) they don't like in a bad light.)

Archie Bunker said...

Has anyone noticed on FM lately how Shmarya & his obedient lapdogs have been scrutinizing every new poster to figure out if it's me? Man have they ever become paranoid! Shmarya has convinced himself that he is a super sleuth and that he has proved that I am Eli Greenwald. Eli Greenwald is a great guy but there are plenty of others besides him who know there is no contradiction to having Torahdik hashkofos AND being anti-molester.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone confirm a blogged rumor that the rav hamachshir on the Williamsburg restaurant in the Weberman case is the Mishkoltzer Ruv, R' Shmiel Berger, and that 3 of the 4 putzes arrested are his sons? Mishkoltz is the hashgocho on the famous Gottlieb's restaurant on Roebling St that has some of the tastiest food around. He also gives on a sandwich bar near the Brooklyn Navy Yard and other places.

It would be a shame if it is the Mishkoltzer as his kashrus standards are considered impeccable even as Hisachdus and other heimishe hashgochos have become very corrupt and unreliable.

UOJ GETS RESULTS said...

Jurors begin deliberating in child sex abuse trial of ex-Penn St. assistant Jerry Sandusky.

Willy Boy said...

Mishkoltzer was the rav umachshir and the 3 that were arrested was his kids.

Staten Island said...

Any response from R' Reuvein Feinstein?

http://www.jewishpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Package-Letter-to-Public-re-rally-6.13.12.pdf

ORA is not a credible organization but scroll down for the 2 other letters from rabbonim.

The Feinstein eidim is Weiss. Is he the son of R' Gershon Weiss from MTJ-SI with the creepy cult following of snitches or of R' Moishe Meir Weiss who is Avi Shafran's rov at Agudah of Staten Island?

Shlomo Dreck said...

If you look carefully at the pictures from the 5 am Williamsburg perp walk, they let 3 of them get dressed but Yossel Berger just pulled on a pair of hoyzen while wearing his tzitzis over his pajama top.

That's funnier than anything from the Jersey perp walk.

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

Reuvein Feinstein is still counting his $3 Million that he got from Tropper to endorse EJF. Don't bother him with such stupidity!

Low Klass said...

The Jewish Fress ran a story on the Feinstein-Weiss scandal yesterday but pulled it from the website hours later. They seem to have overlooked the PDF file from ORA that is still working.

It's well known that the Tendler trinity of human garbage carries a lot of clout at the JP. They probably asked the Klass family to pull the story to protect their Feinstein-Weiss nephew.

Anonymous said...

breaking news coming soon

a serial groper is moving to new york to work at torah temima

we are not naming his name until he moves there so the two communities can be rid of him

for this we can say both the school and the teacher deserve each other

but the children dont

Archie Bunker said...

If UOJ could temporarily post on the sidebar the recent picture of false martyr Trayvon Martin, people could extract the jpeg url for future reference. Thanks.

And a word about Shmarya's twisted attacks on the Israeli government for it's humanitarian handling of the African illegals. It's still not good enough for Shmarya that they are only repatriating the ones whose lives are not in danger AND gifting them a sum of money that is worth a fortune in their home countries. Shmarya will not rest unless a horde of illegal Black immigrants, many of them Muslim and hostile, overruns a tiny Jewish country.

Even Shmarya's atheist readers like Ah Pee Chorus who join all of Shmarya's attacks on frumkeit do not agree with Shmarya on this one.

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

I sent TM's photo that was sent to me to post on UOJ, to Zimmerman's attorney for authenticity. He said he received same and it was not authentic.

Staten Island said...

The Jewish Press after regretting that they posted a story against Tendler's Feinstein-Weiss relatives were so desperate to erase it that they even tampered with the Google cache.

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=cache%3Awww.jewishpress.com%2Fnews%2Fbreaking-news%2Fagunot-advocate-boosting-power-scope-taking-on-influential-orthodox-husbands%2F2012%2F06%2F21%2F&oq=&aq=&aqi=&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=8fc59b0846d98760&ion=1&biw=1600&bih=756

A blogger in Israel figured out a back door to the Google cache which is here.

Archie Bunker said...

I forgot to mention that the African illegals have been harassing & raping Jewish women which Shmarya conveniently ignores. He also distorted a news report on non-frum Sefardim who attacked an African encampment as being a "Charedi" mob. When several readers called him out on the distortion he refused to back down and insisted that Sefardim are fort people who listen to rabbis even if they are not frum so that is close enough to call them Charedi.

Lately, Shmarya has taken to rewriting almost every single news report as if FM is a news service. The reason why is because even the most anti-frum media do provide enough of a slant for him.

I don't think there is anyone else in this generation who purports being a Jew who hates himself as much as Shmarya does. Especially after his yichus has come to light vos er shtamt fun the Twin Cities mafia don, tzorich livdok acharav.

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

Archie:

OK - you don't like Shmarya...come on - shoen genug please!

Archie Bunker said...

The problem is that I and others write comments on FM which Shmarya attacks but then blocks us from posting rebuttals. Many FM readers read this website too, a website where free speech is tolerated unlike FM.

UOJ GETS RESULTS said...

Breaking News:Sandusky's adopted son says his father abused him.

Satmar bungalow putz said...

Satmar's UTA is ignoring subpoenaed documents about Webberman so the judge is considering to charge them with criminal contempt of court.

Observant Jew said...

The Israeli Interior Ministry has noted that the Africans raping women is really a serious problem considering their high incidence of AIDS. The hard core minority within a minority of Left wing Jews shouting to the protect the Africans are 99% chutzniks who have taken the Liberal NIMBY meshugass to a whole new level.

Willy B said...

http://hasidicnews.com/hn/?p=507

The boyfriend of Weberman's victim is Boorie Deutsch who owns the Old Williamsburg Cafe at Lee Ave. The Mishkultzer revoked his hashgocho from the restaurant after Boorie's involvement with the prosecution.

Years ago, when Mr. Weberman and the girl’s father found out that she was consorting with one Mr. Solomon outside of marriage, an act frowned upon in the community, they conspired to file charges against the boy and had him arrested and arraigned for statutory rape (an act of sex wherein one of the partners is underage and is therefore legally incapable of consent). That case was ultimately dismissed, perhaps when the girl subsequently refused to cooperate with the prosecution. Nevertheless the pair never mended their fractured relationship resulting from what the boy saw as her betrayal of him.

After the religious therapy sessions in Williamsburg sputtered, the girl was expelled or taken out of the hidebound Williamsburg institutions and placed in a relatively liberal Flatbush school to complete her education. That’s where a licensed secular therapist reported to governmental authorities her revelation that she was molested by Mr. Weberman.

Loser Twersky said...

http://hasidicnews.com/hn/?p=370

Luzer Twersky, who similarly has some Belzer blood coursing through his veins, is the son of yet another petty Rebbe, the Foltichaner Rebbe. The latter projects an aura of superb saintliness and preoccupies himself with collecting ransom and reading petitions (known in Yiddish as going to a rebbe with a kvittel and pidyon). He sired a inordinately large family and is alleged to have been physically abusive with his children underneath the saintly persona put forward for occupational purposes.

Mr. Twersky is also the product of an arranged marriage gone awry with two children hanging in the balance. After leaving the community several years ago, he made a name for himself with his witty repartee and outspoken apostasy and a budding acting career. He recently acted in the film “Who is Joel Baum” which will be released soon by the filmmaker and producer Pearl Gluck and was extenseively featured in a recent National Geographic documentary on ex-Hasidim “Inside Hasidism”. He has recently done away with his trademark long beard he had retained for so long for acting purposes and is presently employed as a VP of Operations at a high-end suit retailer in the city.

Willy B said...

http://hasidicnews.com/hn/?p=501

Weberman also molested the sisters of the now 17 year old victim according to their shvugger Abe Fried.

Willy B said...

http://calany.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/cnns-gary-tuchman-interviews-rabbi-nuchem-rosenberg-and-da-charles-hynes/

I shouldn't have called Luzer Twersky a Loser. He was also molested by a melamed as he tells CNN.

Willy B said...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/94050797/MY-COUSIN-NECHEMYA

According to a Weberman cousin who is disgusted by Nechemya:

Weberman's attorney George Farkas is a huge lowlife on the madraigah of Jeffrey Schwartz.

The victim ended up with Weberman because the stupid teachers in Beis Ruchel school didn't know enough to answer her teefeh questions in Yiddishkeit. She was sent to the menahel who yelled at her for being too smart and sent her to Weberman for "counseling". Weberman charges $150 an hour and demands $7000 upfront.

Another girl who was constantly being raped by Weberman went to Dayan Pollock and the son of Zalmi Teitelbaum. They warned her to keep quiet. There are several Dayan Pollocks in Willy, not clear if it is the Dubenker Dayan, the Semiholy Dayan or the Landsburger Dayan.

Willy B said...

http://www.scribd.com/doc/94050797/MY-COUSIN-NECHEMYA

The Weberman cousin has a long background piece on the family going back to the 1800s.

The original Torah Vodaas Weberman was Wilhelm's brother in law which means the Webermans are cousins of Belsky! The Horowitzes of the Horowitz-Margareten matzos family are also part of the mishpuche. No wonder why Belsky was inclined to get involved in a failed matzos business lol!

Does UOJ agree with his narration that the Malach turned YTV bochurim against R' Shraga Feivel ztl by calling him an apikoros for holding of Rav Shamshon Refoel Hirsch?

The Webermans brought Rabbeini Yoel of Satmar to NY which is why Satmar is gaga for Nechemya Weberman. He says that after R' Yoelish accepted an invitation from RSFM to speak in YTV, Bentzion Weberman got angry at R' Yoelish for accepting the invitation of a "maskil" like RSFM. The Satmar Ruv was even appalled at such vilda fanaticism and kicked Weberman out of his office.

NY State came after the Webermans in the 1950s for not educating their kids with limudei chol.

He hints in footnote #9 that Belsky has Wilhelm's personal diary which contains too much sensitive information to publish.

There seems to be some dispute whether it was RSFM or Rav Quinn who threw the Malochim out of Torah Vodaas.

Anonymous said...

UOJ should speak to Luzer Twersky to find out who his molester is. Twersky is young enough that the predator is probably still in chinuch.

Carpetbagger said...

Why is Shmarya falsely taking credit for being the first one to break the story about the Mishkoltzer hashgocho? It was reported way earlier by bloggers in Williamsburg. Shmarya is always the first one to jump up & down that someone is taking credit for one of his stories.

Anonymous said...

contact@luzertwersky.net

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

Willy B:

Weberman's piece is from what he was told from his family. There are many material historical facts that he is incorrect on, while the narrative seems generally accurate.

RSFM expelled the Malachim from YTV, Rav Quinn was not menahel or assistant menahel at the time.

The Satmar Rebbe and RSFM were indeed on good terms, although they agreed on very little.

Because Wilhelm and Weberman were brothers in-law, the dynamics between Wilhelm and RSFM were at times volatile.

And yes, Belsky has Weberman blood!

Old Torah Vodaas said...

It would be so ironic if someone smashed a chair over the head of child rapist Nechemya Weberman in the Wilhelm tradition!

Do these heintigger Weberman nuts have any regard for cousin Belsky or is he not enough of a kanoy for them, even with his mesiras nefesh for molesters?

"UOJ" - "The Un-Orthodox Jew" said...

Medical science has proved without any doubt that mental illness runs in families by genetic inheritance.

Look at the Weberman, Tendler, Kolko clan....and I'm certain that all of the rest of the crazies we know about and those we don't, have mental illness genes that can be traced back --- like the Alzheimer's gene.

Jack Dreck Esq said...

I'm still trying to find out what happened exactly with Belsky's failed matzah bakery in the 5 Towns. I tried to inquire with one of the attorneys involved but I didn't get much because he really hates the frumma. A self-hating Jewish type who changed his last name to something goyish. I drove by the location one day in Lawrence and could not believe there was ever a matzah bakery in such a tiny, decrepit building.

Was it only a case of Belsky not paying rent or was he initially involved with the landlord's fraudulent activity too? And what a complex fraud that was. Ten shutfim, all heimisher sleazebags perpetrating mortgage fraud, who supplied phony names to the bank and the bank never even found out their real identities.

Leopold Margulies said...

Leave it to UOJ to keep klapping a toita ferd veggen Belsky.

Inzirra Satmar chevra are owing a sach shkoyich tzee Veberman. Not only dey bring us to Amerika but Moishe Veberman who vas coming to NY in 1800s vas der Tiszaloker Rebbe's a zin. Tiszalok vas in da zelba province vee Satu Mare.

Mr. Ventana said...

After the Coast Guard ended a 70 hour search for Guma last night because there is little chance he could still be alive in the water, detectives have told the Sun Sentinel newspaper they are investigating the possibility that he was intercepted by kidnappers / murderers on another vessel at sea. Coast Guard district commander Captain Todd Lutes hints Guma made a big mistake by not investing in an electronic homing beacon and encourages all other boaters to do so.

Eckstein is making a shpiel about a body found in a canal in West Palm Beach this morning but the Palm Beach County Sheriff says it is a Hispanic looking man who is presumably not Guma.

UOJ GETS RESULTS said...

Catholic official convicted of endangerment, acquitted of conspiracy in groundbreaking trial

Tzaddekis in Peltz said...

http://www.lauferlaw.com/shulamis.php

The Mishkoltzer putzes have strange choices in defense attorneys like this modern orthodox woman Shulamis Peltz, and other modern orthodox like Michael Elbaz and Bruce Wenger. Elbaz has a history of defending scumbags. One is also represented by Izzy Fried who likes defending molesters.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Baer,_Jr.#Judicial_career

This silly woman Peltz brags on her law firm profile that she clerked for Harold Baer. Baer is one of the biggest nuts in the history of the bench. He was almost impeached by Congress and even Bill Clinton called on him to resign.

Anonymous said...

The Rosenfeld mishpocho were the rabbonim of Mishkoltz until the early 1900s when the Bergers suddenly arrived on the scene and opened a breakaway shtiebel that ruined the spirit of achdus in town. Then the Bergers come to America and call themselves Mishkoltzer Ruv. This is similar to the thief Margulies getting up from his bus driver seat to call himself "rosh yeshiva" of "Torah Vodaas".