Moshe Peretz Klein – Panama Papers – Political Contributions – Hashomer Alarms

MOSHE PERETZ KLEIN – AND HIS MILLIONS…

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Role From To Incorporation Jurisdiction Status Data From
FUEGA INC. Shareholder 29-OCT-2002 British Virgin Islands Changed agent Panama Papers

Address

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13 ESHKOL ST.; PETACH TIKVA; ISRAEL Panama Papers
LostMessiah, August 8, 2016

MOSHE PERETZ KLEIN – HASHOMER ALARM SYSTEMS – MILLIONS OF DOLLARS – PANAMA PAPERS..

In March, the FBI raided a number of locations in Airmont/Monsey/Suffern, New York. The focus of one particular article was 386 Airmont Avenue in Suffern.

On March 16, 2016 LostMessiah published an article taken from the Facebook Page, Clarkstown What They Don’t Want you to Know. The article was an in depth play-by-play explanation of FBI raids which were being simultaneously conducted in Airmont/Suffern, Kiryas Joel and Crown Heights, and may have also been conducted in Lakewood, New Jersey.

According to local news articles and blog sites covering the raids, one of the businesses focused was Hashomer Alarm Systems, the connection being its involvement with E-Rate funding. For obvious reasons, we found that odd from the get-go but assumed we would know more immediately following the raids.

Hashomer Alarm Systems is owned and operated by Peretz Klein, a somewhat shady character whose place has been woven throughout almost unnoticed questionable business practices for years. He has been questioned and even to date has had some pretty creative responses to those questions. He has also been a consummate political donor, seeming placing money where it could benefit him and his interests the most. Andrew Cuomo’s gubernatorial seat being no exception. 

While we could likely have a field day with each of the donations listed on the NYS Board of Elections Financial Disclosure report (attached at the bottom of the page) for Andrew Cuomo and likely find numerous anomalies, we found the donations of Peretz Klein to be the most intriguing, particularly in light of his involvement with the raids in March very shortly after the donation to Cuomo.  

It can be of little surprise that  we believe Klein has been stealing through the E-Rate program in the many millions of dolalrs from the government and the taxpayers of New York State. We believe that a fair amount of the fortune Klein has amassed can be found in bank accounts in Israel related to enteties he owns or operates there.

Klein’s well-timed donation to Cuomo, immediately preceding the raids, seems more than simple coincidence.

Klein Contributor

 

In 2015, the Funding Status for Klein’s entities is staggering: http://ny.e-ratecentral.com/news/news2016/weekly-news-2016-0328-ny.asp

Funding Status

Wave 43 for FY 2015 will be released on Thursday, March 31st. Funding for FY 2015 is available for both Category 1 and Category 2 services at all discount levels. Cumulative funding for FY 2015 is $3.16 billion.

 

Klein worst

Peretz Klein’s place in the Panama Papers reports (shown above) and his place of notoriety amongst former Public Advocate de Blasio’s archive of “Worst Landlords” leaves open numerous questions, not the least of which is why the FBI in conjunction with the US Attorney’s office has not been more aggressive in pursuing Klein and his co-conspirators in what we believe to be a systematic theft of government and taxpayer money.

Below please read the various articles link to Mr. Klein.

The Journal News reported (see below for additional likes):

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2016/03/16/yeshiva-technology-records-raid/81808252/

The target at that address is Hashomer Alarm Systems and its owner, Peretz Klein, officials said. In a 2013 interview with The Journal News, Klein credited the E-Rate program with making it possible for many needy yeshivas and other Orthodox Jewish schools to install computers and modern technology for their students.
The E-Rate program reimburses up to 90 percent of the cost of infrastructure wiring, maintenance and other services.
“The government created this program to get technology in the schools,” he said. “It’s a very big help for many schools. We service the schools, do all we can to help them.”
Klein’s company brought in millions in E-Rate grants to install infrastructure — servers, extensive wiring and more — at private schools in Rockland County and Brooklyn. His company is one of many across the country that focus their business on the long-controversial E-Rate program, created under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 to help schools and libraries in low-income communities keep up in the digital age.
On Wednesday, Klein didn’t respond to calls for comment. He later got into a gold SUV and drove off.

 

386 Route 59 in Airmont, New York, Federal Raids

Initially Posted in Clarkstown What They Don’t Want you to Know and Updated thereafter

UPDATED: 1:30 p.m.
The Journal News is now reporting:

“FBI agents and Rockland district attorney’s office investigators fanned out across Ramapo Wednesday with search warrants demanding that vendors provide records and account for equipment allegedly bought by religious schools with millions in federal education technology dollars.

Agents descended around 1:30 p.m. on vendors at 21 and 29 Robert Pitt Drive, Monsey; 161 Route 59, Monsey; and 386 Route 59, Airmont to seize records. The FBI-led raids are part of an investigation into whether Rockland yeshivas properly spent money obtained through the federal government’s E-Rate program, which came into existence in 1998 and today allocates more than $4 billion annually for computer and Internet access across the nation.

Questions about the ultra-Orthodox community’s use of E-Rate funding were first raised in 2013 articles in the Jewish press.

The Manhattan-based Jewish Week and The Jewish Daily Forward published reports questioning the high percentage of E-Rate dollars in New York state going to Hasidic and other Orthodox schools and libraries, noting many of the schools prohibited student access to the Internet.

The Jewish Week’s first article outlined how the religious schools in Rockland and New York City obtained the federal money, while focusing on the vendors and then the investigation that led one to return $900,000.

In an 2013 interview with The Journal News, Peretz Klein, owner of Hashomer Alarm Systems in Spring Valley, credited the E-Rate program with making it possible for many needy yeshivas and other Orthodox Jewish schools to install computers and modern technology for their students. The E-Rate program reimbursed up to 90 percent of the cost of infrastructure wiring, maintenance and other services.

“The government created this program to get technology in the schools,” he said. “It’s a very big help for many schools. We service the schools, do all we can to help them.”

Klein’s 33-year-old company brought in millions in E-Rate grants to install infrastructure — servers, extensive wiring and more — at private schools in Rockland County and Brooklyn. His company is one of many across the country that focus their business on the long-controversial E-Rate program, created under the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996 to help schools and libraries in low-income communities keep up in the digital age.

http://www.lohud.com/…/yeshiva-technology-records…/81808252/

 

Dozens of agents and Rockland police staged Wednesday morning at the Fire Training Center in Ramapo before the action unfolded.

Two of the agents wore jackets with “FBI Cyber Task force” written on the back. After the initial entry, the agents removed their bullet-proof vests.

A Journal News reporter at 161 Route 59, Monsey was told by another tenant that agents’ activity was limited to one particular office suite inside. Seven FBI agents eventually walked out of the nondescript office building after a four-hour search. They wouldn’t comment.

Rockland District Attorney Thomas Zugibe also had no immediate comment on the raids or the investigation.

East Ramapo school district spokesman Darren Dopp said in an e-mail late Wednesday afternoon that the district was just learning about the raids and had no comment.

“We’re not aware of any connection to the public schools,” Dopp added.

Questions about the ultra-Orthodox community’s use of E-Rate funding were first raised in 2013 articles in the Jewish press.

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The Manhattan-based Jewish Week and The Jewish Daily Forward published reports questioning the high percentage of E-Rate dollars in New York state going to Hasidic and other Orthodox schools and libraries, noting many of the schools prohibited student access to the Internet.

The Jewish Week’s first article outlined how the religious schools in Rockland and New York City obtained the federal money, while focusing on the vendors and then the investigation that led one to return $900,000.

The E-Rate program has been investigated for fraud many times, with even its own administrators questioning the program’s accountability

Wednesday’s raids come as state and federal prosecutors continue jointly investigating potential governmental corruption in Ramapo and Clarkstown. A joint federal-district attorney task force successfully convicted the former Spring Valley Mayor Noramie Jasmin and Deputy Mayor Joseph Desmaret of bribe-taking involving a local development. More recently both a Ramapo councilman and the Spring Valley building inspector have faced state fraud charges.

Robert Rhodes, chairman of Preserve Ramapo, said reports about misused technology grants previously have been posted on the grassroots political party’s website.  He said he had no information about Wednesday’s raids but said his party had given documentation to the FBI over the years about various issues.

“We expect eventually there will be conspiracy indictments and the same people who are involved in different areas of illegal activities are interconnected,” Rhodes said.

FBI remove documents and computer hardware from an office at 29 Robert Pitt Drive in Spring Valley as part of an investigation into education technology bought by religious schools with federal dolars. Video by John Meore/The Journal News John Meore/The Journal News

Reporters Peter Kramer, Robert Brum, Michael D’Onofrio and Jane Lerner contributed to this story. Check back with lohud.com for further updates.

SPECIAL REPORT: Some East Ramapo yeshivas fail to prepare students in secular studies

SPECIAL REPORT: Tech ban for New Square kids, parents

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One thought on “Moshe Peretz Klein – Panama Papers – Political Contributions – Hashomer Alarms

  1. If I remember correctly he didn’t have any documentation to back up all the money he made. I think this will be one of Preet’s easier cases.

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