The Democratic primary for Brooklyn District Attorney is on September 10th.
Two of the more notorious alleged Hasidic child molesters are Baruch Mordechai Lebovits and Yoel Malik. Malik is next scheduled to appear in court on September 10th and Lebovits who was convicted and won a retrial on appeal is due in court on September 12th.
Meilech Schnitzler tried to blind Rabbi Nuchem Rosenberg by throwing a large cup bleach at his face on the day Nechemya Weberman was convicted. Meilech is scheduled for his next appearance on September 9th.
Thinking observers have to wonder about this cluster of court dates just around the September 10th Democratic primary which will determine who becomes the next DA (because Democrats almost always win countywide elections in Brooklyn).
Some folks think the DA wants to give them a sweetheart deal similar to the deal given to Menachem Deutsch. If so he can satisfy his Hasidic money and vote bundlers while avoiding the glare of bad publicity that would hurt him with other voters. Others are more charitable and think he intends to throw the book at them and just want to lull the Hasidic community into thinking he is their guy in spite of his vigorous prosecution of Nechemya Weberman.
A lot of seasoned courthouse observers note that clients of the Hynes’ buddy, Arthur Aidala, such as Lebovits and Deutsch seem to do very well with the DA.
Either way, it is not right for a DA to let his political calendar dictate his prosecution schedule.
To check court dates go to NYS WebCrims.