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Guest Post by Jewish Whistleblower
Earlier this week Brooklyn DA Kenneth Thompson’s office released 20 names (of defendants in cases where former DA Hynes refused to divulge the names because they involved Orthodox Jewish suspects and/or victims) to Sue Edelman of the New York Post. 14 of those names have yet to be publicly reported. http://nypost.com/2014/08/10/brooklyn-da-exposes-hidden-orthodox-sex-cases-kept-secret/
Today we learned from the NY Jewish Week that the DA’s office claims that “Since January, Thompson’s office has arrested seven people accused of sexual abuse in the Orthodox Jewish community”. http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/new-york/abuse-advocates-weigh-thompson
Who are these people? We need to know so we can evaluate whether the corrupt Hynes legacy (one step closer to criminal charges http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/grand-jury-probe-brooklyn-hynes-article-1.1901435 ) including protecting abusers in our community has finally come to an end.
I have been able to determine only 5 of the 7 arrested in Brooklyn this year:
I don’t believe Brooklyn Rabbi Samuel Waldman ( https://frumfollies.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/rabbi-shmuel-waldman-who-teaches-at-bais-yaacov-arrested-for-child-pornography/ ) is one of the cases as Rabbi Waldman was charged with Federal crimes.
I don’t believe Rabbi Menachem Tewel AKA Mendel Tevel is one of the cases as he was arrested at the end of 2013 ( http://failedmessiah.typepad.com/failed_messiahcom/2013/11/tewel-pleads-not-guilty-678.html ). Rabbi Tewel’s next court appearance is September 4, 2014.
Then again I don’t know how the Brooklyn DA’s office keeps these statistics and that is one of the points of this exercise, to determine what the real statistics are.
[Below is my best attempt to construct a list of the seven arrests claimed by Thompson in 2014]
1) Jerry Brauner arrested January 6, 2014
Next court appearance is September 10, 2014.
2) Jose Fernando (employee at Shlomy’s Bakery) arrested February 12, 2014
Next court appearance is May 28, 2015.
3) Moshe Shemtov arrested April 26, 2014
Next court appearance is August 15, 2014.
4) Joseph Schwartz arrested January 29, 2014
Next court appearance is September 9, 2014.
5) Yosef Ederi arrested June 13, 2014
Next court appearance is December 19, 2014.
Any one have ideas as to the remaining names?
It is imperative we monitor all cases going forward and hold the current DA’s office to the high standard necessary to protect our children and community from the monsters that thrived under Hynes. No more fixers. No more sweetheart deals without jail time or public sex offender registration like Rabbi Yehuda Kolko and Rabbi Lippa/Lewis Brenner. We will expose the predators, the fixers, the enablers and the protectors and any other corrupt entities that protect the predators. This will be done publicly like never before. No more corruption in Brooklyn. The Hynes legacy will end.