Rumors have been circulating that Baruch Mordechai Lebovits was released from prison on a quarter million dollars bail in time to spend shabbos with his family. Then there were rumors that he was on the verge of being released. The rumors grew out of the announcement by the Kings County District Attorney, Charles J Hynes, that Shmuel (Samuel) Kellner was arrested for trying to extort money from the Lebovits clan. The charge claims that Kellner alternately offering to have charges dropped and threatened to produce more witnesses against Lebovits. However, as I noted in my previous posting, Hynes insisted that the charges had no bearing on the Lebovits conviction which was based on a witness who was not involved in the extortion plot.
I have confirmed that as of Saturday he was definitely still in his prison in upstate NY near the Canadian border. As far as I know there were no plans to transfer him anywhere.
I am guessing that his supporters floated the rumor to burnish his image of innocence. But he remains guilty, he remains in prison and he will probably die in jail.