For Micah Kaplan –
MAY YOU FINALLY FEEL VINDICATED!
Lost Messiah, June 20, 2016
Several weeks ago, when we first began investigating R&R, and had almost all of the pieces put together, we wrote an article about a man named Micah Kaplan. We quoted the article highlighting his story about having been preyed upon by a family member of Jeremy Reichberg.
We quoted from the article that stated that the charges against his assailants did not stick. We all knew why.
The guy who commits no crimes had [allegedly] paid off the police to make the crimes of his kin go away. As a tribute to the Micah Kaplan and to any other person who will now and always be collateral damage of the non-criminal’s criminal behavior, we are reposting Mr. Kaplan’s story.
We want to remind those readers who have followed our stories that we are paying attention. We are doing our research. People are reading. In our view, Reichberg is and has always been a criminal.
To those who are in bed with him, when you lie with a dirty dog, flees are inevitable. To Mr. Kaplan, may you finally feel justice. We are sorry for your plight, for your suffering and for the suffering of others like you. Hopefully, justice will prevail.
From The New York Daily News, April 10, 2016
EXCLUSIVE: Jeremy Reichberg, Brooklyn bigwig in FBI corruption probe, allegedly used NYPD connections to help nephew escape assault charges
Borough Park business honcho Jeremy Reichberg is being investigated by the feds for allegedly plying NYPD brass and at least one officer in the 66th Precinct with gifts in return for favors, according to multiple sources.
His nephew, Shlomo Reichberg, was part of a gang of disassociated Hasidic teens called Grouplech, which means forks in Yiddish, community sources said. The Hasidic hooligans were involved in two reported violent attacks in 2012, according to the victims.
In one scary encounter, Micha Kaplan, 45, says a group of Hasidic teens put him in the hospital for several days after a severe beating. The alleged beatdown started after the teens cut him off as he was driving in Borough Park.
Kaplan says the teens tailgated him for 20 blocks. The confrontation came to a head when one of the teens got out the car and tried to open Kaplan’s passenger side door. When Kaplan got out to close the door two of the teens started to punch and kick him, police records show.
After his release, he did some research in the community, and identified several of the teens he believes attacked him. They included Reichberg’s nephew, who was with the group at the time, but did not hit Kaplan.
The NYPD sent out this wanted poster for Yossi Follman after Kaplan’s complaint, but Kaplan says cops failed to follow up on the allegations.
The NYPD sent out this wanted poster for Yossi Follman after Kaplan’s complaint, but Kaplan says cops failed to follow up on the allegations. (HANDOUT)
When the NYPD was asked for an update on the case and Kaplan’s old IAB complaint a department representative referred The News to Police Commissioner Bill Bratton’s statement issued on Tuesday.