Voter Fraud Contentions in Rockland County, New York – Re-Printed with Permission – Editorial

IS THERE INTEGRITY TO THE VOTING LAWS, THE ELECTORAL PROCESS AND THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS IN ROCKLAND COUNTY?

Note to readers:
We received this from a concerned citizen and it is being re-printed from a post on Facebook. There was additional information posted on the Facebook Post that we chose to leave off of this post due to names and signatures, though we do believe we could have posted it under the http://rocklandgov.com/departments/law/freedom-of-information-law-foil/.
The Facebook post can be accessed by clicking here.

Part 6: How can I, as a citizen, have faith or confidence in our Boards of Elections and electoral process?

Wake up Orangetown? Wake up Rockland!
Potential Voter Fraud in Our Own Backyard…
No matter what your political party affiliation is, you should be VERY concerned.

FOR THE RECORD: WHATEVER I WRITE OR HAVE WRITTEN CONCERNING THIS ISSUE IS BASED UPON INFORMATION FROM A DIRECT AND PRIMARY SOURCE. I DO NOT RELY ON HEARSAY WHEN PRESENTING FACTS.

38 invalid petitions for Conservative Party Committee Members have been subsequently validated by the Rockland County Board of Elections (BOE) resulting in the election of 40 ineligible candidates and another 35 ineligible candidates being placed on the September 13 Primary ballot.

This has occurred even though a thorough investigation was conducted by yours truly providing irrefutable evidence that all 38 petitions were invalid. 
THE THOROUGH INVESTIGATION AND IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE WAS PROVIDED TO THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS. IN THE TIME THAT IT TOOK COMMISSIONER STAVISKY TO “CONSULT WITH”, PREPARE AND WRITE HER NUMEROUS LENGTHY RESPONSES TO ME, SHE AND THE BOE COULD HAVE EASILY REVIEWED THE EVIDENCE AND SUBSEQUENTLY SUBSTANTIATED THE INVALIDATION OF ALL 38 PETITIONS.

1. In her many email responses to me, BOE Commissioner Stavisky has repeatedly stated that the BOE does not perform investigations. This was also stated to me by a BOE attorney. Ms. Stavisky has also indicated that the BOE does not have enough personnel to perform investigations. They both have reiterated that all petitions are considered valid unless objected to by registered voters. Election Law Section 6-154 states this. Yet there are exceptions. The BOE could very well have invalidated petitions for election districts 49, 55 and 85 because they each did not have the required number of signatures. The NYS Board of Elections Law Update (page 15) clearly states that a BOE can invalidate a petition without the necessary number of signatures even without objections. THE BOE SHOULD HAVE INVALIDATED THE ABOVE 3 PETITIONS.

2. All 8 petitions filed for 8 Orangetown election districts are invalid because all petition signers clearly do not reside within the district that the candidate is running for, as prescribed by election law. All petition signers clearly live in Ramapo. THERE WAS NO NEED FOR AN INVESTIGATION HERE; THE BOE COULD HAVE EASILY NOTED THE INVALID ADDRESSES BY VISUAL SCAN IN LESS THAN ONE MINUTE. THE BOE SHOULD HAVE INVALIDATED ALL 8 PETITIONS.

3. 29 petitions for 29 Ramapo election districts are invalid because all petition signers do not reside within the district that the candidate is running for, again as prescribed by election law. THE BOE SHOULD HAVE INVALIDATED ALL 29 PETITIONS.

4. Election districts 7, 100 and 104 have no registered Conservative Party voters therefore all 3 petitions should have been invalidated.

5. THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN. How can effective decisions be made when there exists a dual power-sharing model which has 2 equal election commissioners (one democratic, one republican) in charge? This method was enacted in 1974. Our state legislators need to take a hard look at the Board of Elections hierarchies. No ONE individual is in charge.
I mention this because “I have been told” (hearsay) that the Rockland County republican commissioner, Ms. Giblin, had asked for an investigation of several or all of the 38 petitions. Since mid-July, I have written to both election commissioners and have repeatedly received responses from Ms. Stavisky, the democratic commissioner. The only response I received from Ms. Gibln was a confirmation concerning my inquiry regarding the elected/primary statuses of the 75 ineligible candidates. I am unsure of the BOE protocol regarding responses to the public.

IT SHOUD BE NOTED THAT COMMISSIONER STAVISKY IS ALSO THE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE ROCKLAND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE.

6. Both election commissioners took an oath of office, in part, to defend the Constitution of the State of New York. I fully understand and appreciate the obvious problems that can be inherent with the existing dual power-sharing model that exists within the Rockland County Board of Elections. This absolutely should not excuse the BOE officials from not doing everything professionally possible to prevent ineligible candidates from being considered for election. This is why I believe our Rockland County Board of Elections has failed the citizens of Rockland County.

7. I have either emailed and/or faxed an updated letter to the NYS Board of Elections (attached), Rockland County District Attorney, NYS Attorney General, Senator Carlucci, Assemblywoman Jaffee, Assemblyman Zebrowski, each of the 17 Rockland County Legislators, Congresswoman Lowey, Governor Cuomo and multiple media outlets.

 

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Haysha Deitsch – Bullying the Elderly

 

Haysha Deitsch – An Unscrupulous Businessman Willing to go to ANY Lengths to Make Money

May 27, 2016

We have run a number of articles on Haysha Deitsch and each one astounds us more. We will be following this one up with articles regarding the financially incestuous relationships between people involved in his current endeavors, an attorney who is representing the foreclosure group in his foreclosure who also represents the hedge fund hoping to purchase the home referenced below, the purchasers who seem to endorse Deitsch’s tactics.  He monetizes human lives, those of the elderly.

For now we ask yet again whether Haysha Deitsch has a conscience, a soul.

Based upon his business tactics and the extent to which he is willing to go to make money, we have our doubts.

 

5 Women Over 90 Worry About Being Kicked Out Of Brooklyn Assisted Living Facility

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2016/05/26/brooklyn-assisted-living-eviction/

Prospect Park Residence Has Deal To Turn Facility Into Upscale Condos

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Five women over the age of 90 at a Brooklyn assisted living center are living with an uncertain future.

As CBS2’s Brian Conybeare reported, the women – ages 91 to 101 – are being told they have to move because the Brooklyn assisted living facility they have called home for years is closing its doors.

The Prospect Park Residence in Park Slope advertised “the finest in senior living.”

But now, Alice Singer, 91, and Anne Marie Mogil, 93, are among the last five seniors left in the once-beautiful prewar building. The dining room is closed, and the walls and ceilings are crumbling.

“This place used to have a lot of people in it,” Singer said. “They managed to empty it out.”

It turns out the building’s owner, developer Haysha Deitsch, has a $30 million deal to turn the assisted living facility into upscale condos. But he has to get everyone out first.

“They’ll have to carry me out physically,” Singer said.

But while Singer vows to fight, more than 100 residents have already left.

“I’m scared out of my wits about the prospect of having to be relocated,” Mogil said.

Mogil moved into the facility in 2013. Three months later, management announced that everyone had 90 days to move out – with its closure plan approved by the New York State Health Department.

That was more than two years and multiple lawsuits ago. The owner of the building refused to answer questions, but a spokesman told CBS2 the facility was losing money, and said the seniors and their families are “seeking to monetize the moment guided by acts of greed and malice.”

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Half of Borough Park has Moved to Rockland or Lakewood-FOR THIS ELECTION!

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EITHER THAT OR YOUR RUNNING OF NYC REFLECTS MONUMENTAL INCOMPETENCE!

LostMessiah, April 20, 2016

Rockland County residents have been claiming foul regarding voting and rolls’ numbers for years. They have reported “busloads full of people” being carted to Rockland from communities like Borough Park, mere hours before the polls close. Whispers within the ultra-Orthodox community claim that the community leaders have voting down to a science and have made manipulating the voting registries an art form. Members of the non-Orthodox community in both Rockland and Orange counties have claimed  foul and duplicate voting, both in Brooklyn and in Rockland County, allegedly made easy by a lack of identification required to cast a vote, the ability to be “inactive” and the failure of the City of New York to update its voter registration roles.

We have been told by numerous sources, that the ease with which voters can cast votes both in Brooklyn and in Rockland and Orange Counties is further solidified by the closeness of names, family names, spelling, addresses, etc. etc. One poll watcher told us, however lacking in eloquence the statement may have been, “They all look the same. They could tell us they are Joe Shmo and we would not know the difference. We need to check the signatures and if they look the same, we do not have any reason to prevent someone from voting.”

Mayor de Blasio’s comment: “I admit that Brooklyn has had a lot of transient population – that’s obvious. Lot of people moving in, lot of people moving out. That might account for some of it. But I’m confused since so many people have moved in, that the number would move that much in the negative direction.”  supports the position in both directions, into and out of Brooklyn. With a transient population it is hard to keep track. Without a legal and impervious system of checking identification, “confusion” creates holes which simply opens the door for voting fraud.

We wonder whether the next time Dov Hikind is up for re-election if those same roles will increase, rather than decrease. See additional comment below in red.

 

WNYC News Reports:

April 19, 2016

De Blasio Demands Explanation, as Decline in Registered Brooklyn Democrats Doubles

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de Blasio and His R&R – He May be Getting it Soon

 

L’Chaim Mayor de Blasio –

R&R, di Blasio and Campaign for One New York

 

LostMessiah, April 20, 2016

Not only did Mayor de Blasio apparently elicit the help of Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz in his quest for political stature but he may also have used the money he received to assist in numerous senate races for the Democratic party candidates. The federal investigation has expanded.

We are willing to bet that later today Mayor de Blasio will be quoted as saying that he does not know of the existence of any federal probes. A little humor is intended with that morning cup-a-Jo, ummm, Jona.

The New York Times Reports:

Inquiry of Mayor de Blasio Fund-Raising Extends to ’14 State Senate Races

“Mr. de Blasio made retaking the chamber a priority in 2014 and personally solicited contributions for his fellow Democrats in Senate races as part of that effort. There is no indication that Mr. de Blasio is a target of the inquiry. Spokesmen for his re-election campaign and the city’s Law Department declined to say whether they had received subpoenas.

Prosecutors are focused on whether there was an effort to evade campaign contribution limits. They are trying to determine whether contributions solicited by the mayor went to smaller county committees with the intention that they then be passed on to candidates in the contested races, the two people said. Those county committees have no limits on campaign contributions from individuals, groups or companies, but candidates’ committees do.

In addition to the focus on the Senate campaign, federal authorities are continuing their investigation of the fund-raising of Mr. de Blasio’s mayoral campaign. On Monday, F.B.I. agents and state investigators made an early morning visit to the Brooklyn home of Mr. de Blasio’s former finance director, Ross A. Offinger, two other people said.

Mr. Offinger was not home, and it was unclear whether the agents had intended to serve him with a subpoena. He declined to comment through a spokesman.

The corruption investigation came to light two weeks ago. Initially a largely federal effort, it has centered on the activities of two businessmen, Jona Rechnitz and Jeremy Reichberg. Mr. Rechnitz raised money for the mayor’s election in 2013, and he and his wife also made personal donations. That inquiry is being conducted by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, the F.B.I., and the city’s Investigation Department. Those agencies, and the Manhattan district attorney’s office, all declined to comment.

The subpoenas issued this week, the people said, sought all communications with the mayor’s office and documents regarding solicitations, donors and donations to the Campaign for One New York, a nonprofit group that supported the mayor’s agenda. Mr. Offinger had served as the group’s finance director.

The group, which Mr. de Blasio shut down last month, has drawn the ire of government watchdog groups, which said it created “a shadow government” of lobbyists and businesses with interests before city government. Mr. Rechnitz donated $50,000 to the group through a company he controls, and Mr. Reichberg held a fund-raiser for the group. A spokesman for the Campaign for One New York also declined to say whether it had received a subpoena.”

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De Blasio – Mysterious Federal Investigation

 

 

LostMessiah, April 11, 2016

as reported by the Gawker.com

Bill de Blasio’s Administration Is Under a Mysterious Federal Investigation

“William K. Rashbun and Al Baker of The New York Times have a deep dive into the ongoing and increasingly complex federal investigation of two fundraisers associated with a non-profit called the Campaign for One New York, which supported the election of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2013. Investigators are apparently trying to figure out whether those fundraisers, a real estate executive named Jona Rechnitz and a consultant Jeremy Reichberg, obtained favorable treatment from de Blasio’s administration in exchange for monetary support of the Democrat’s campaign. The problem, though, is that….nobody seems to know what prompted the investigation in the first place:

Two of the people briefed on the matter suggested that investigators were trying to determine whether Mr. Rechnitz and Mr. Reichberg benefited from some type of favorable municipal action, or the promise of some action, in exchange for their donations, their fund-raising or some other gesture. But the precise allegations under scrutiny by federal prosecutors in Manhattan and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation are unclear.
This is just one of the investigation’s many ambiguities. Among the other aspects of the case that remain “unclear,” at least according to the Times, are:

  • “The precise nature” of Reichberg’s consulting business
  • How, exactly, the investigation managed to ensnare “Norman Seabrook, the head of the union that represents city correction officers, and his close friend, Philip Banks III, then the highest-ranking uniformed official in the Police Department”;
  • And “whether the prosecutors and F.B.I. agents working on the case have developed evidence, conclusive or otherwise, of the kind of quid pro quo necessary to prove most corruption crimes in federal court.”

 

In other words: Nobody has any idea what’s going on. Anything could happen. Stay tuned!

 

Read Further:

New York Times, April 10, 2016

Federal Prosecutors Cast a Wider Net in New York City Inquiry

The Daily News, April 9, 2016

FBI and U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s NYPD corruption probe turns focus to de Blasio fund-raisers Jeremy Reichberg and Jona Rechnitz

The Real Deal, April 8, 2016

Jona Rechnitz now the focus of NYPD corruption prove: report

Politics Gone Awry II…. the Self-Interest of Elected Officials – The Eisenpress Files

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Judge Sherri Eisenpress, The Judge You Want to Avoid if You are out of Favor with the Religious Community, or if you Have Not Contributed to Her Campaign…

On March 12, 2016, it was reported by The Rockland Times, in an article entitled “No, Judge, YOU Leave the Courtroom: Gerard hits Eisenpress with foreboding pejorative” that Judge Sherri Eisenpress had ordered an attorney’s arrest during a custody hearing, denying the mother the right to see her children and allowing the father, who had violated court orders and arrived late, to continue with custody of the children.

The attorney, William A. Gerard, was representing a Hasidic mother, Kalya Biener. Biener had been seeking visitation rights for her children whom her ex-husband, Yoel Biener was denying her, using all manor of unsavory tactics.

As the story goes… Biener

“arrived after 2 p.m. and the young children were acting so unruly that probation worker, Debbie Whitaker, called the Rockland County Sheriff’s to help contain the situation….. What followed was that the father who ignored the court’s order to appear than apparently lied….The father locked the children in thecar when the Sheriff’s department responded and said the children NEVER left he car. He stated to the cops that four and six year old children were too terrified of their mother to leave exit the vehicle.”

Judge Eisenpress, proceeded with the case while the children were locked in the car which was surrounded by court officers.When Gerard asked the judge to hold the father in contempt for arriving late and coercing the children to not see their mother, Judge Eisenpress denied the request and stated that she would not demand the children see their mother. When Gerard tried to defend his client, Judge Eisenpress ordered that he be locked up for contempt.

This is not the first time Judge Sherri Eisenpress has been linked to unconscionable rulings or to questionable business practices. On April 4th, 2013, The Rockland Voice reported in an article entitled, “Stern Also Linked to Eisenpress” it was reported that

dnainfo.com has confirmed reports that link Monsey-based FBI informant and real estate developer Moses “Mark” Stern to Rockland County Family Court Justice Sherri Eisenpress.

According to the report, Stern had helped finance Eisenpress’ campaign and had also represented Stern in a 2011 civil case “Amusement Industry v.. Midland Avenue Associates.” That case involved the misappropriation of funds.

In an article entitled, “Four Thousand Shades of Political Gray“, posted in the online publication rocklandvoice.com on February 26, 2015, Charles Falcigilia, currently a legislator in Rockland County, posted about Judge Eisenpress’ campaign finances the following:

“The campaign finance disclosures, however, of current Rockland County Family Court Judge, Sherri Eisenpress, Friends of Sherri Eisenpress, and the transactions connected to her 2011 campaign for that office is by far the most intriguing. Between July and December of 2011, Friends of Sherri Eisenpress received two $5,000.00 donations, twenty-five $4,000.00 donations, one for $3,500.00 and one for $3,000.00; a total of $116,500.00. Eighteen of those donations came from seventeen individuals totaling $70,500.00 and eleven came from ten business entities for $46,000.00.”

That is only a small part of the thousands and thousands of dollars donated to Judge Eisenpress for her campaign, the majority of which came from ultra-Orthodox or Hasidic families. It is little wonder that she is beholden to that community; but one might ask why she is not beholden to those within that community who need her most, like mothers denied access to their children. At what point in the proceedings is the honorable Judge given instructions regarding which side she must favor?

On March 23, 2016, FB posted the link of now Legislator Falciglia’s call for a criminal investigation into the campaign finances of Judge Sherri Eisenpress. It is about time. To see his comments, click, here.

If Judge Eisenpress is investigated, we have little doubt that she will be found in violation of campaign finance laws, amongst other things. With some hope, she will be removed and perhaps the most vulnerable within the Hasidic community, those out of favor, will get fair treatment.

We are intrigued by the list of endorsements of Judge Eisenpress from 2011. We wonder how many of these people would still endorse her…

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  1. For a link to “Rockland County Legislator Charles Falciglia Calls For Investigation Into Campaign Contributions Of Judge Sherri Eisenpress” from Facebook, click, here.
  2. For a link to “No, Judge, YOU Leave the Courtroom: Gerard hits Eisenpress with foreboding pejorative” click, here.
  3. For a link to “Four Thousand Shades of Political Gray” click, here.

Corruption Hidden Under a Religious Blanket… KJ

The Ultra-Orthodox Satmar in Kiryas Joel, Chronicling Corruption, the story continues…

LostMessiah is reposting the following article, posted by Debra Pasquella in 2013. We have not obtained her permission for re-posting and hope that she will see this as praise for her commentary. LostMessiah feels her story is important to tell; and though from 2013 unfortunately still relevant, perhaps moreso now. Her blog is unique, insightful, and not what you would expect.

Ms. Pasquella’s post has been re-posted numerous times. We were unable to copy the links, some of them broken. Please see her link or others reposting.

Kiryas Joel: Corruption Hidden Under a Religious Blanket

Written by Debra Pasquella and originally posted on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

“Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.”

Up in Monroe, NY in a community called Kiryas Joel, citizens usually isolate themselves from the rest of the outside communities, yet own most of everything. I have done business with them when I used to work for a telephone and internet company nearby. There seems to be many health issues among them, many on Medicare or Medicaid. I never knew why and who was I to judge? While working for the telephone company, they would get a discount if they provided me with a copy of their Medicare or Medicaid cards. No exaggeration here, but 90% of the Hasidic community that I have dealt with were all on Medicare. Why? Some say they’re the richest people around. They buy land all over. They practically own all of Monroe, NY. Are they really disabled? Or is it about money? If they have so much money, then why do they need Medicare and welfare? I’ve seen so many Medicare cards fly by my desk for approval and wondered what was wrong with all of them. Why do they have so many health problems? Or am I wrong? Are they really in need of government assistance?

Is it health or money?

From observations alone and by working for the local telephone company, they would provide me with a social security number, in order to open up a new account. (I totally disagree with giving a phone company your social security number, however it was their policy.) Most of the social security numbers were from a deceased loved one or a very young child. They used a dead person’s identity or a child’s, in order to open up an account. I didn’t think much of it, because there are a lot of people who do that anyway. I wasn’t going to say, ‘all of them’ do this, because that would be wrong. Many of the residents of Kiryas Joel were found on fraudulent assistance from the government or using somebody else’s identity from Medicare or Medicaid to get a discount. So the bulk weren’t all “disabled” or “poor” — they were using fake identification cards to get a lower cost.

In a New York Times article, it was reported that Kiryas Joel was the poorest place in the United States! That has to raise some eyebrows.

“About 70 percent of the village’s 21,000 residents live in households whose income falls below the federal poverty threshold, according to the Census Bureau. Median family income ($17,929) and per capita income ($4,494) rank lower than any other comparable place in the country. Nearly half of the village’s households reported less than $15,000 in annual income. About half of the residents receive food stamps, and one-third receive Medicaid benefits and rely on federal vouchers to help pay their housing costs.”

In the headline news a few years back, there was a huge tax fraud problem in the Village of Kiryas Joel in upstate, NY.

Welfare burden, tax fraud “Kiryas Joel residents have been alleged to cheat on taxes by claiming that they have a temple, or a place of worship, in their homes.[citation needed] Obtaining tax relief as a house of worship means the property is excused from paying property taxes that support local services, such as public schools, roads, water and sewer, fire and police, and so on, including the funds which subsidize welfare payments.

It is the custom in Kiryas Joel for women who work outside the home to stop doing so at the birth of their second child.[4] Most families have only one income and many children. The resulting poverty rate makes a disproportionate number of families in Kiryas Joel eligible for welfare benefits when compared to the rest of the county; and cost of welfare benefits is subsidized by taxes paid county-wide.

Per the New York Times, because of the sheer size of the families (the average household here has six people, but it is not uncommon for couples to have 8 or 10 children), and because a vast majority of households subsist on only one salary, 62 percent of the local families live below poverty level and rely heavily on public assistance [government welfare], which is another sore point among those who live in neighboring communities.”

I’ve always questioned their culture and how they lived. I’d never judge them, however they stand out alone when these issues come out into the open. With this community having and saved so much money, through tax exemptions, as well as buying property all over the state, how and why are they on Medicare and welfare? As many children as they bear, it’s no wonder that poverty sometimes comes into play. Or does it? I have mixed feelings about it.

In an article in The Jewish Week of New York, they listed the scandal that rocked the community of Kiryas Joel. I knew eventually, their phony identifications would be revealed.

“Federal agents converged on the upstate chasidic community of Kiryas Joel last Thursday, sealing off part of the community in an early morning raid to catch an alleged ring of swindlers.The agents arrested nine men, including Mordechai Samet, 40, the alleged ringleader, and later charged 14 people with a total of 68 counts of cheating individuals, banks, insurance companies and the government out of millions of dollars.

Prosecutors say the arrests stemmed from a two-year investigation and that the men, whom they referred to as the Samet Group, created “an elaborate web of false information to carry out” frauds. The men allegedly created phony identities, fraudulent social security numbers and tax identification numbers in order to obtain benefits for non-existent people. Members of the group were also charged with scheming to obtain over $1 million in fraudulent small business loans, defrauding banks by using counterfeit checks totaling $6 million, and various schemes to defraud life insurance companies, and with credit card fraud stemming from an alleged pyramid scheme.

Authorities charged that men had been carrying out their scheme since 1996, and had used a sophisticated system of telephone voice-mail accounts and post office boxes to avoid being connected to their schemes.The defendants entered no plea when charged in federal court in White Plains last week. A pre-trail hearing is set for April 10, the third day of Passover.“This case demonstrates how vulnerable private companies and public entities can be when racketeering enterprises which are versed in finance and business practices use that knowledge to carry out frauds,” said the United States attorney for the Southern District in New York, Mary Jo White, who is prosecuting the case in coordination with the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Social Security Administration and the district attorneys of Rockland and Orange counties.

Calls to Samet’s home on Tuesday were not answered. His attorney, Suzanne Brody of the federal defender’s office in White Plains, did not return a message left on Tuesday.The raid on Kiryas Joel, a Satmar enclave whose efforts to create a one-district school for disabled children have created a constitutional controversy, began at 6 a.m., when agents disguised as deliverymen entered the town, according to residents.Access to some streets was denied by agents toting shotguns, said Joseph Waldman, a community activist and clothing manufacturer. He said he and other residents were upset at the extent of the operation used to apprehend alleged white-collar criminals in a community where violence is rare.

A spokesman for the FBI in New York, Joseph Valiquette, said the operation was routine. “Whenever the FBI goes out on an arrest operation, we certainly go with enough agent power to ensure everyone’s safety,” he said. “In this case we were going to arrest eight or ten people from that community. We didn’t do anything in that community that we wouldn’t do on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.” Valiquette said he was aware of no complaints from the community regarding excessive force.Another member of the Satmar community, who lives in Brooklyn but is acquainted with some of the defendants, said he was undisturbed by the agents’ methods. “Certain people think it has to do with anti-Semitism,” said Isaac Weinberger, a city employee from Williamsburg, Brooklyn. “But I think they were afraid [Samet] would flee. Nobody would blame the agents how they came in. Maybe they shouldn’t have come in at 6 a.m. to wake up children, but it’s understandable.”Waldman said the arrests had caused the village residents to feel “very sad and ashamed. This gives a very bad name to the community. I hope the accusations are untrue. It doesn’t help this particular community and the chasidic community as a whole.”In addition to Samet, the other defendants are Chaim Hollender and Moses Weiss, both 25; Kalmen Eisenberg, 24; Moses Perl, 34; Hershber Hirsch, 23; Yishrael Leibowitz, 39; Cheskel Samet, 23; Yuda Weiss, 33; David Hershkowitz, 22; Yehuda Steinberg, 30; Joseph Jacob, 32; Aaron Solinsky, 62 and Chaim Wiesel, 33.

The defendants face a range of charges, the most serious being racketeering, which carries a sentence of 20 years, faced by Samet and seven others. Other charges brought against members of the group include money laundering, wire fraud, false statements and bank fraud. The latter charge carries a 30-year sentence.”

My question is, did they need to resort to this, due to healthcare and other provisions that are needed when possibly intermarrying? Or is it just purely out of money and wealth?

Just recently, it was reported that during the time of elections, there was even more fraudulent activity brewing in Kiryas Joel. An article from the Hudson Valley News 12 reported this: “Nasty accusations are flying in Monroe amid an unresolved election for town supervisor. Democrat Harley Doles leads the race over Republican Sandy Leonard and United Monroe candidate Emily Convers. However, Convers claims the front-runner engaged in voter intimidation, electioneering and harassment near a local polling place. A video reportedly captures Doles handing out ballots near a polling place.”

During the elections, they handed out ballots seen below that excluded row H — the opposition candidates.

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Want to see Maria Vazquez-Doles calling Harley a “fucking hump”? Click here to see the video. This is the candidate that Kiryas Joel wanted to elect? Hmm, doesn’t seem “kosher” to me. I guess it is all about the money.

During election, this was distributed within Kiryas Joel. The translation of this flyer reads, “The KJ haters have ganged up with the village of Monroe under the name united. United to destroy us as they openly write, they will throw a rock to block every step of the way. They have come up with antics lately like we have never seen before if god forbid they win they will destroy us.”

KJ
In another article found from The Hudson Valley News 12: “The Monroe Free Library is now excluding residents of the community of Kiryas Joel. Library officials say that anyone is welcome to the library, but they won’t be able to take out books. The library says it’s not a religious issue, but rather a financial one. According to the library, Kiryas Joel has not paid taxes toward the library since 2005 as part of an agreement that would let them build their own library. Under a state agreement, people with a Kiryas Joel address no longer have borrowing privileges, although they can still use the resources inside the library.

 

They never want to play fair.

Debra Pasquella
Just the other day, two gentlemen from Kiryas Joel walked into the Orange County BMW with two checks for over $1,500 to put toward their purchase of a new car. It even said on top of the check, “this is not a valid check” — but it was valid if they were to purchase a BMW. When have your ever seen a Hasidic Jew drive a German car? Needless to say, they gave the salesperson such a hard time about “false advertisement” and demanded their money right away. Managers had to fix the misunderstanding and have them put on their glasses to read the fine print. “This is not a valid check.” Time wasted. They want something for nothing and they don’t care about mistreating people if they don’t get what they want. It is NOT anti-Semitism — it’s about playing fair with the rest of society. Now that their corruption has been found out, I highly doubt that they’re going through with this annexation, however, what’s to stop them from buying up property and creeping up on the poor village of Monroe? Orange County would literally go bankrupt if they decide to move their ant farm inward.

I mean, come on — they’re listed as the most poorest community in the United States. Whenever they pull their anti-semitism card out, I wish they’d also pull out their Medicaid card as well as their true bank statement under someone else’s name which has more money than we can ever hope for. I just hope Monroe doesn’t sell out and say, “Eh, screw it,” and make this entire town one huge Monsey.

They are not holy people nor the chosen ones. They’re just corrupt. Plain and simple.