Nechemya Weberman, previously known as Rabbi Nechemya Weberman, was just transferred to his new permanent home, the New York State Prison in Sullivan County. He comes up for a parole hearing in 2055, assuming good behavior and assuming he lives to be ninety-five, and assuming he does not get charged and convicted of any other crimes. The smart money in Satmar is not flowing to him. He is having trouble raising money for an appeal.
Weberman never publicly apologized for any of his many crimes. But in his own way he is driving others to admit their crimes. The word on the street is that some other predators awaiting trial are considering pleading guilty to avoid long sentences. Meir Dascalowitz was in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Tuesday. According to the father of his victim, the judge told Dascalowitz he has until late April to either plead guilty and get sentenced to five years or be ready to face trial.