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N.J. Politicians, Rabbis Arrested on Corruption Charges

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Posted on Jul 23, 2009
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AP / Mel Evans

Some of those arrested Thursday leave the FBI’s Newark, N.J., field office bound for court hearings.

Forty-four people were arrested Thursday— including three New Jersey mayors, two state legislators and several rabbis—in a federal investigation into public corruption and an international money-laundering scheme in which items ranging from human organs to fake designer bags were trafficked.

Some public officials allegedly accepted tens of thousands of dollars in bribes, while charities run by rabbis allegedly laundered tens of millions of dollars.

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The mayors of three New Jersey cities, two state legislators and several rabbis were among more than 40 people arrested Thursday in a sweeping corruption investigation that began as a probe into an international money laundering ring that trafficked in goods as diverse as human organs and fake designer handbags.

Among 44 people arrested Thursday were Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, state Assemblyman President L. Harvey Smith and state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt.

Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez, who is also an attorney, is charged with agreeing to accept an illegal $10,000 cash payment for his legal defense fund.

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By Joe the Philosopher, January 17, 2010 at 1:37 am Link to this comment
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This Rabbi corruption story was buried faster than a dead skunk. I’ve got three pages dedicated to that whole subject at my website:

http://alanfolsom-joethephilosopher.com/joe/Buried_Skunk.html

I would advise everyone watch the film “Missing Links” in case you haven’t seen it. That’s a movie the Zionists try to bury and have been fairly successful doing so.

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By mr.sound33, January 15, 2010 at 3:04 pm Link to this comment
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Dan Rathers press release for the Kidney Rabbi
http://hd.net/pressrelease.html?2010-01-11-01.html
The trial of Rabbi Levi Rosenbaum is set for 3/8/2010.

Quote by Elie Wiesel
“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented”.

Dan Rather and Nancy Scheper-Hughes have taken on a story that has not been “told like it is” since a New York Daily News article came out on July 25, 2009.

Shame on the evil people exposed in this story. RAMPANT GREED (Money=God) is THE number one problem in our world today. Money is truly the root of all evil.

“Live simply, so others can simply live”.

Thank you DAN RATHER

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By Robert, July 26, 2009 at 7:01 pm Link to this comment

A flashback!

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12 arrested over international kidney scam

Tania Broughton

January 16, 2004

“The Israeli government has been dragged into the international kidney transplant trafficking scandal, with claims that it financed the illegal operations done at St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban through its own state health care schemes.

But while an alleged syndicate member has claimed to a Brazilian court that “the Israeli government is aware of the traffic in organs” other evidence indicates that the Israeli government was possibly also a victim of the syndicate.

The syndicate recruited kidney donors from Brazil and paid them about $10 000 (about R72 200) to come to Durban to donate a kidney.

The organs were then transplanted into Israeli recipients, who apparently paid the syndicate up to $120 000 (about R864 000) for the flights, accommodation, operations and the organs.
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‘The Israeli government is aware of the traffic in organs’
All the operations - about 80 in the past two years - were done by surgeons at St Augustine’s Hospital.

The lid came off the scandal late last year with the arrest of Israeli kidney recipient Agania Robel as he was being discharged from the hospital.

In a guilty plea before a Durban magistrate, Robel admitted to paying $45 000 (about R325 000) for the kidney, which was donated by Brazilian Rogerio Bozzera da Silva, who had been paid $6 000 (about R43 320) for it.

He revealed that an insurance claim was to be instituted in Israel in connection with the operation.

Next in court was the Durban “co-ordinator” of the syndicate Roderick Kimberley. He also pleaded guilty and said he had been recruited by an Israeli called Ilan Perry to look after the donors and recipients while they were in Durban.

‘I was only helping people in need’
This week in Brazil, retired Israeli army officer Geldaya Tauber Gady, under arrest in Brazil for belonging to the international trafficking ring, also mentioned “Ilan”, an Israeli government official, as the man who had put him in touch with an intermediary in Brazil.

According to a Sapa report, he told the court: “The Israeli government is aware of the traffic in organs for patients in its country and pays for all the transactions through four health plans. I never thought the government was financing anything illegal. I was only helping people in need.”

The Independent On Saturday has information that Perry has been arrested in Israel for tax evasion, the government claiming he owes it $5-million (about R36-million).

But during the investigation it came to light he had also submitted false invoices to the government health plan for the illegal South African organ donor operations.

While the operations actually cost between R80 000 and R100 000 (between $11 000 and $14 000), Perry, it is alleged, was using falsified St Augustine’s letterheads and claiming back $120 000 (R864 000) from the government.

Israel’s deputy ambassador in South Africa Daniel Pinhasi said on Friday he could not comment on the details.

“We do know that there has been full co-operation between the police in South Africa and Israel and through us, our government is watching developments here closely.

“I cannot comment on any of the other information.”“

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Israel’s traffic organs trail apparently is not new, this organ scam involves South Africa & Brazil in 2004.

Just follow the deceptions & the money trails. “The zionists are laughing at us & many countries in the world.”

Click on link for the details & flashback:


http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?art_id=ct20040116211225279O6252174&set_id=1&click_id=13&sf;=

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By Inherit The Wind, July 26, 2009 at 3:16 pm Link to this comment

Evade, delay, lie, abuse,

But NEVER answer a simple question. Why not, Robert? 

BECAUSE YOU CAN’T! You KNOW you posted that article SOLELY because you are anti-semitic but don’t have the GUTS to admit it.

So you keep up this running torrent of delays and red-herrings to avoid, yet again, answering the question.

ANSWER THE QUESTION, ROBERT!

Or keep proving you are the coward, bully and liar I know you are.

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By Robert, July 26, 2009 at 2:57 pm Link to this comment

Blah, blah…that ADL megaphone is drenched with your slobber & garbage…ITW!

Your delusional “I am expensive…not cheap & empty boastings” are NOT impressive at all. May be to one or two of your TD zionism partners.

Your plastic chamber is so transparent & your stupiduty is radiating.
 
You are a moron…take care ITW!

See below FYI!

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By Inherit The Wind, April 21 at 4:47 pm #


“Having just been fired by a man who has that same Mongol mentality, I can tell it’s not fun having to serve such a monster.”

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By Inherit The Wind, July 26, 2009 at 2:11 pm Link to this comment

I’ve always said: You either quote OTHER people’s thoughts or, if you have to think for yourself all you can do is spew abuse.

You aren’t capable of one, single original thought, Robert.  Not one.

But you are capable of lying, as I’ve proven repeatedly.  I am NOT a member of ADL.  If you’re not lying prove I am.  I don’t have to prove I’m not—one doesn’t need to prove a negative.  (That’s an axiom of LOGIC, a complete foreign language to you).

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By Inherit The Wind, July 26, 2009 at 2:06 pm Link to this comment

Fume, curse, make up lies about about me (I’ve never been a member of ADL—prove I am a member or everyone will know you are lying—again).

But you still can’t and won’t answer a simple question:

What the fuck does the arrest of 11 people for lottery fraud have to do with THIS thread other than the arrested are Jews?

Why can’t you answer a simple question?  Reuters, the J-Post, Haaretz all covered it because it’s simple news.  But why did YOU choose to post it HERE?  Why do YOU think this story is relevant to THIS thread?

Claiming like a zombie in a movie that “It’s the TRUTH!” doesn’t make it any more relevant to this thread than Newton’s First Law, or Einstein’s General Theory.  Both are true, too, but IRRELEVANT.

Answer a simple question you lying POS.

One more thing—I was laid off. I SUSPECT it was because of this: I STOOD UP FOR MY FELLOW WORKERS AND DEFENDED THEM AGAINST ABUSE!  If that’s the real reason I’m gone, then the people who took over the company were too chickenshit to admit it.

I would think a good Socialist like you would ADMIRE me for that, rather than, like the HYPOCRITE you are, attack me for it, calling me a moron and crazy.

Meanwhile, You STILL haven’t answered the simple question.

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By Robert, July 26, 2009 at 6:56 am Link to this comment

Blah, blah,... ADL garbage megaphone!

You told us that you got fired & you bad mouthed your boss who fired you. I believe it was on that long TD thread that shenonymous, OM, leefeller… were last on.

So keep going at it…do you need more milage for your ADL agenda?

You are a nut case & a moron!

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By Inherit The Wind, July 26, 2009 at 6:41 am Link to this comment

Robert, July 26 at 9:05 am #

Blah, blah, blah…you sound like the “megaphone” of your ADL sanitation dept…garbage in / garbage out!

Is this all you got ADL…? Gives us that expensive not cheap ...stuff!

Give us more…LOL!

What a damn nut case! One can see why they fired you from last job!
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I see. So I’m right. You cannot make the connection between the Reuters article and the sting of the 44.

You are lying, you are caught lying, and trying to cover up your lie you spout “Blah, blah”, spew “ADL”, but NEVER confront the issue or answer the question.

That’s Robert as I’ve been saying for over a year or more: Copy other people’s work, or heap abuse on people.  Not one original thought in your life, ever.

BTW, I wasn’t fired. I’m one of the nearly 10% of American workers who was LAID OFF!  I guess you can’t stand the heat, thus the ad hominem attack, a typical Robert cheap shot.  That’s OK. I can take it.

But you are a coward and a bully as well as a liar.

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By Robert, July 26, 2009 at 6:05 am Link to this comment

Blah, blah, blah…you sound like the “megaphone” of your ADL sanitation dept…garbage in / garbage out!

Is this all you got ADL…? Gives us that expensive not cheap ...stuff!

Give us more…LOL!

What a damn nut case! One can see why they fired you from last job!

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By Inherit The Wind, July 26, 2009 at 5:52 am Link to this comment

One more thing Robert:

You are not a reporter.  You don’t post interesting stories. You post articles that YOU think support your POV.  Reuters, CNN, the J-Post and Haaretz post articles in general because they are NEWS, simply news, and they don’t post them as follow-on stories to unrelated events. LIKE YOU DO!

THEIR reasons for posting this article are TOTALLY different from yours.  So stop lying that you are posting this for the same reason they do.  That’s a complete and total lie.

And you have a lot of damned gall calling me a liar when I have caught you dead to rights in a flat-out simple, clear lie.

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By Inherit The Wind, July 26, 2009 at 5:45 am Link to this comment

Robert,
You lying, abusive, anti-semitic POS, you STILL haven’t answered the question: What does the arrest of the 11 for lottery fraud have to do with the sting arresting 44 for money laundering and bribery?

Here’s the Reuters article you reference. I DEFY you to find me ONE SENTENCE that is relevant to the arrest of the 44 for money laundering and bribery.  Find me ONE SENTENCE and I’ll take it all back.  Bet you can’t.  I’ll pretend I’m Mr. Xerox for this demonstration of what a liar you are.

[l]Israel tries to extradite 11 to US for lottery fraud

Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:57am EDT

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli prosecutors on Thursday sought court approval to extradite 11 people wanted in the United States on charges of running a telemarketing fraud that bilked elderly victims out of more than $25 million.

Criminal indictments unsealed in a district court in Manhattan on Tuesday accuse 12 people of phoning victims in the United States and falsely telling them they had won an international lottery.

Victims were told they needed to pay thousands of dollars in fees and taxes before claiming their prizes, authorities said. There was no lottery and the victims never received prizes after sending money to the defendants in Israel, U.S. officials said.

Eleven of the accused—ten Israelis and a U.S. citizen—appeared on Thursday in a Jerusalem court where prosecutors demanded they remain in custody until they are extradited to the United States, the Justice Ministry said.

It did not say why only 11 people, and not 12 as stated in the U.S. indictment, had been arrested.

The indictment filed charged the 12 with conspiracy to commit fraud through an Israel-based telemarketing firm. Several were also charged with mail fraud and wire fraud.

(Reporting by Joseph Nasr in Jerusalem and Martha Graybow in New York; editing by Andrew Roche)

So, c’mon, Robert! Here’s your BIG CHANCE to prove me wrong!

Find ONE SENTENCE in this Reuters article that relates to the sting in NJ.  You can’t.

So… WHY are you constantly posting this TOTALLY IRRELEVANT article here, UNLESS solely for the reason that it’s about the arrest of Jews?

You want TD to cover this as a separate thread? Fine.  There’s a mechanism for that—you eMail them.

If not, I stand by my contention that you are posting this to “prove” Jews are corrupt and crooked.  That makes you NO DIFFERENT than the White Supremacists and radical fundamentalists circulating “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion”.

Bottom line: You cannot give me a good reason for posting this story in THIS thread.

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By Robert, July 26, 2009 at 4:09 am Link to this comment

Hey ITW…to answer you delusional & programed ADL so called question…here is my honest answer:

For the same reasons that Reuters, CNN, the Israeli Haaretz & Jerusalem Post have posted these news items on their websites.

Are you going to call them anti-semitic, Jew haters, bigots, idiots…etc…? Can you answer this?

BTW, I have NO problems with the Jewish religion at all. Zionism=Apartheid/racism is the problem…ITW.

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By Inherit The Wind, July 25, 2009 at 7:56 pm Link to this comment

Xerox:

Aren’t YOU going to answer the question: What does the arrest of 11 people for lottery fraud got to do with the sting operation of this thread? 

It’s a simple question. Why won’t you answer it?

FT, PH, EH—you guys are all part of “The Contingent”.  Can YOU answer the question the Mr. Xerox won’t?

What have these 11 people arrested for lottery fraud have in common with the 44 of the sting, OTHER THAN THEY ARE JEWS??????

I have not denied they were arrested, so why do you call me a liar and repeat “the truth is the truth”?  I ask: WHAT THE FUCK DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH THE 44 ARRESTED FOR MONEY LAUNDERING AND TAKING BRIBES???

Is THAT clear enough even for your duplicitous and dim-witted psyche?

Are you too cowardly to admit your reason for posting this twice in a thread that has NOTHING to do with it, that you post it SOLELY because it is about crooks who are Jews?

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By Robert, July 25, 2009 at 6:56 pm Link to this comment

By wtinthef, July 25 at 8:15 pm #
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Just looking at your sign on name it immediately reflects your idiot “philosophy”. You sound like you have a “ball” impacted in your zionist skull. One can see your type from way far away!

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By wtinthef, July 25, 2009 at 5:15 pm Link to this comment
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What or who is this robert character? All of his ‘copy and pasting’ only shows he doesn’t have an original idea or philosophy. I think dwight baker had some kind of philosophy inspite of all of his copy and pasting which is a waste of time and space and is an almost sure sign he is an operative of some sort using his sign-on as a means of disconbobbalation and irritation. Maybe robert will take his ball and go home soon.

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By Robert, July 25, 2009 at 2:38 pm Link to this comment

Aren’t you going to call the Israeli Haaretz & JPost…anti-semitic, Jew haters,bigots, idiots…etc… for posting/covering the below news stories on their websites?

ITW…your paranoia & delusional shit just splattered your face. Your ADL programed ranting has led you down a sinking hole.

The TRUTH is the TRUTH and I will continue to post it. Keep reading what I post ITW. It will NOT be about baseball on this thread…Hmmm! Yeah baseball ITW! Does that ring a bell for you?

Like I told you so many times before… you do NOT practice what you preach!

More to come later…delusional moron & a stupid idiot! Keep thinking that you are expensive..not cheap! You need to up your dose!

Have a nice afternoon…I can’t help but laugh at your stupidity!

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By Inherit The Wind, July 25, 2009 at 1:44 pm Link to this comment

The “Mr. Xerox” tantrum, right on schedule.

Tell me, Xerox: WTF does a lottery scam have to do with the sting operation OTHER than it involves Jews and arrests in NJ?  This is the 2nd time you’ve referenced that in this thread.  It’s totally irrelevant to the thread topic. It may be “true”, but so are MANY things that are equally irrelevant that you do NOT see fit to post.

So why post it except to “prove” that somehow, some way, Jews are more corrupt and crooked than other people?

Each time you heap abuse and name-calling on me, you re-assert that YOU cannot defend your fundamental hatred of Jews in any logical manner.

Hence your need to post a TOTALLY irrelevant article TWICE about Jews arrested in a lottery scam.  NOTHING to do with the 44 arrests in the sting op. Nothing.

I’m not the one with a sick obsession.

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By Robert, July 25, 2009 at 8:00 am Link to this comment

12 Israelis nabbed for US lottery fraud

By E.B. SOLOMONT, JERUSALEM POST CORRESPONDENT, NEW YORK


“Eleven people have been arrested in Israel for allegedly running a phony lottery scam and bilking elderly Americans out of $25 million.

Targeting wealthy victims, mostly 75 and older, the suspects supposedly pretended to be calling from lottery sweepstakes companies and convinced people to send thousands of dollars in fees and taxes associated with their wins. Victims were plied with gift baskets and phony “Internal Revenue Service” documents to convince them of the sweepstakes’ legitimacy.

“In actuality, there was no sweepstakes lottery, and the victims never received any cash prize, even after many victims had sent as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars to the defendants,” prosecutors said.

Following a joint investigation by the FBI and the Israel Police, Israeli officers on Tuesday arrested Avi Ayache, Michelle Yuval, Yaron Bar, Gillian Rosenberg, Toshin Charles Samuels, Oshrat Portolyoni, Naor Green, Yulia Rayz, Limore Cohen, Ian Kaye and Avi Perov. A 12th suspect, Matthew Getto, was arrested on July 4 at Newark International Airport in New Jersey just before catching a flight to Israel. The suspects, facing an extradition request, were indicted in federal court in New York.

According to prosecutors, the suspects chose their victims via list brokers in the US, who sold them the names and contact information of Americans who had entered lottery sweepstakes. Working from various locations in Israel, the suspects allegedly contacted the victims, and using scripts, told them they had won “substantial” cash prizes from companies such as “Clearinghouse Sweepstakes” and “Consumers Clearinghouse.”

From 2005 to 2009, the suspects obtained 185,000 names of potential victims from brokers, prosecutors said.

Over the phone, the suspects allegedly assessed the victims’ finances, and if they were wealthy enough, transferred them to co-conspirators posing as attorneys from law firms such as “Bernstein Schwartz,” “Bloomberg and Associates” and “Meyer Stevens.” The so-called attorneys provided instructions for wiring funds to Israel, the US and Cyprus.”

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1248277864950&pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull

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By Robert, July 25, 2009 at 7:53 am Link to this comment

How the FBI used a rabbi’s son to crack massive U.S. corruption case

By Natasha Mozgovaya, Haaretz Correspondent

“A few years ago, Solomon Dwek was the black sheep of the New Jersey Jewish community where his father Yitzhak was a prominent rabbi. After a string of failed real estate ventures and charges of bank fraud, Dwek’s career appeared all but over. But the rabbi’s son found his true calling as an FBI informant, where he is now achieving stardom after helping bring indictments against 44 defendants, including a number of prominent rabbis, four ex-mayors and a former senator, in one of the largest money-laundering and corruption investigations seen in the U.S. in years.”


http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1102683.html

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By Robert, July 25, 2009 at 7:47 am Link to this comment

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“U.S. rabbis suspected of brokering sale of human kidneys  

Investigators also believe rabbis laundered money from Brooklyn through businesses in Israel.”

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/JWorld.jhtml?contrassID=19&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0

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By Robert, July 25, 2009 at 7:40 am Link to this comment

ITW, you are blowing a lot hot wind. Why don’t you step out of that delusional & paranoia chamber that you seem to be stuck in it consistently.

Your ranting & frothing are pure programed deceptions that seem to be… almost always a way of life for you. You are a moron & displaying bi-polar symptoms…indeed!

I have no reasons to rant & rave. The TRUTH is the TRUTH. These news items were covered in the Israeli Haaretz news paper. Are you going to call them idiots? I’ll post them for you & others to read, since you are still reading what I post & still saying that you don’t!

You are a sick moron…ITW! I have no reasons do get mad at you. Your ignorant predictions & are just delusions.

Have a nice day ITW & keep reading that NJ paper!

Haaretz link…coming up!

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By Inherit The Wind, July 25, 2009 at 5:58 am Link to this comment

Folktruther, July 24 at 11:54 pm #

Inherit, they may not all be Jews but they are all from New Jersey, now aren’t they?  I suspect they all have dollar signs tattooed on their dicks.  No doubt it is where are the Ayn Rand people went after her demise.  Ever since I worked there for a few weeks, I’ve always been an anti-New Jersyite.  Not a fit place for man nor beast.  And now this! O I can hardly bear it.
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That’s ok. Don’t move here.  We have enough idiots of our own. 

Why don’t you move to Chicago?  No, they are up to their ears in idiots, too.

I know! Move to Utah.  While most of that state is full of INCREDIBLE idiots, it’s so sparsely populated there’s always room for a few more.

Or Oklahoma, the state that sent BOTH Tom Coburn and James Inhofe to the Senate. I’m sure they could tolerate another idiot or two.

Still, I’m being too harsh on you, FT.  You’re not NEARLY as dumb or as bigoted as “Mr. Xerox”.  THAT idiot figures if the 5 rabbis connected with this scandal (out of the 44 arrested) are out of commission there won’t be anybody to perform weddings, funerals, or brisses.

He’s not only a ding-bat, he’s continually revealing his fundamental and elemental hatred of Jews and all things Jewish.  5 rabbis get arrested and Mr. Xerox says “AHA! All Jews are crooks!”.  BTW, jackass,  did you notice that a large number of the arrestees were African-American?  Are you gonna say “Aha! All Blacks are crooks!”?  Bet not.  Did you notice that AT LEAST as many of the 44 were of Italian descent as were rabbis?  Are you gonna say “Aha! All them Eye-talians are crooks!”?  Bet not either.

Nope, you save it SOLELY for Jews, and then throw a tantrum when this is pointed out to BE definitively a mark of anti-semitism….I can just feel Robert’s tantrum coming…it’s coming…it’s almost here…..

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By Folktruther, July 24, 2009 at 8:54 pm Link to this comment

Inherit, they may not all be Jews but they are all from New Jersey, now aren’t they?  I suspect they all have dollar signs tattooed on their dicks.  No doubt it is where are the Ayn Rand people went after her demise.  Ever since I worked there for a few weeks, I’ve always been an anti-New Jersyite.  Not a fit place for man nor beast.  And now this! O I can hardly bear it.

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By Robert, July 24, 2009 at 7:07 pm Link to this comment

CRIMINAL RABBIS

July 24, 2009 at 8:56 am (DesertPeace Editorial)


“U.S. rabbis suspected of brokering sale of human kidneys

Investigators also believe rabbis laundered money from Brooklyn through businesses in Israel.
(Reuters)

With rabbis being carted off to jail for taking part in criminal activities, including money laundering and organ harvesting and sales, the American Jewish community is facing a crisis.

Who will conduct their marriages?
Who will teach their sons the Bar Mitzvah prayers?
Who will officiate at their funerals?
These are real problems. How could the so called religious leaders of these people abandon their flock?

Last year it was the kosher food industry that was in jeopardy due to unethical practices taking place in their largest slaughterhouse. What’s wrong with these people?

Perhaps they are ‘taking their cue’ from the state of Israel itself, a land that commits crime after crime and gets away with it. Perhaps also, the Madoff affair awakened the authorities to the fact that no particular ethnic group is crime free. Whatever the reasons, it is just not acceptable for certain elements to become involved in these type of activities.

A religious leader is supposed to set an example, a good one. A rabbi is supposed to be a teacher. He is not a Saint or anything special in the eyes of the Creator. Yet, he is still expected to live an exemplary life and guide his community in a righteous way.The crimes committed by these people must not go unpunished.

One report dwelt on the crime of money laundering ….. Several rabbis were arrested as part of a public corruption and international money-laundering investigation in New Jersey. The money-laundering suspects were accused of moving “at least tens of millions of dollars through charitable, nonprofit entities controlled by rabbis in New York and New Jersey,” according to a release by acting U.S. Attorney Ralph Marra.

Only slight mention was made about the organ harvesting… Also charged is Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum, 58, of Brooklyn, who was accused of conspiring with others to acquire and trade human organs for use in transplantation. In one case noted in the complaint, Rosenbaum said it would cost $150,000 – half up front. Rosenbaum said some of the money would go to the donor and some to doctors in Israel, according to the complaint.

The italics are from a report found HERE.

In 2002 Yasser Arafat charged that Israeli doctors were harvesting organs from Palestinian children to save the lives of Jewish children. This received little or no press coverage outside of the Arab media. Is this a crime that is unspeakable? Or is it just one of those crimes that the media wishes to suppress because Israel is involved in a wrongdoing?

It’s time for the world to wake up and condemn these crimes . It’s time for the world to open their minds and their hearts about the reality they are surrounded with…. before they find themselves, literally, heartless.

In the meantime, the zionists are laughing at all of us…..”


http://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/criminal-rabbis/

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By Robert, July 24, 2009 at 6:51 pm Link to this comment

New York man accused of trying to broker kidney sale

  * Levy Izhak Rosenbaum offered to get kidney for undercover agent, complaint says
  * “I am what you call a matchmaker,” he is quoted as telling agents
  * Rosenbaum accused of charging $160,000 for kidney coming from Israel
  * Rosenbaum said he has arranged kidney sales for 10 years, complaint says


July 23, 2009—Updated 2121 GMT (0521 HKT)

 

NEW YORK (CNN)—One of the sweeping criminal complaints unveiled Thursday in New Jersey against 44 public officials and others includes a New York man accused of trying to arrange the private sale of a kidney from a donor in Israel.

Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, who lives in Brooklyn and is not a licensed physician or medical professional, faces charges of acting as a human organ broker. He offered to obtain a kidney for an undercover FBI agent and a confidential witness working for authorities, the criminal complaint says. The price was $160,000.

“I am what you call a matchmaker,” Rosenbaum is quoted as saying at a July 13 meeting with the two undercover agents.

The undercover FBI agent told Rosenbaum one of her uncles needed a kidney because he had been on dialysis for two years and on a transplant list at a Philadelphia hospital, the complaint says. The first meeting took place at Rosenbaum’s home on February 18, 2008, three days after the confidential witness contacted Rosenbaum by telephone, the document says.

 
At that meeting, the complaint alleges, Rosenbaum said he could obtain a kidney for $150,000. He later raised the price to $160,000.

“I’m doing this a long time,” the complaint says Rosenbaum told the two agents. He then added: “Let me explain to you one thing. It’s illegal to buy or sell organs. ... So you cannot buy it. What you do is, you’re giving a compensation for the time.”

At their last meeting, on July 13, Rosenbaum said he had been arranging kidney sales for 10 years, the complaint says. Asked how many transplants he had brokered, Rosenbaum is said to have responded, “Quite a lot. ... Quite a lot.”

Rosenbaum also told the agents he had brokered a transplant two weeks before their meeting, the document says.

According to the complaint, the undercover FBI agent called a person who was the recipient of a kidney brokered by Rosenbaum, who had provided the telephone number as a reference. The person, a New Jersey-area resident identified in the complaint as Recipient 2, had paid cash for the kidney a little more than a year before the February 2009 call. The surgery was performed at a hospital outside the New Jersey area.

Asked about the donor’s motive, the kidney recipient replied, “I guess he needed the money,” according to the complaint.

All of the donors “come from Israel,” Rosenbaum is alleged to have said.

The price had gone up to $160,000, he said, because “it’s hard to get people,” noting that Israel had passed laws prohibiting the sale of human organs, the complaint states.

The agents had already paid $10,000 and were told to bring another $70,000 at a meeting scheduled for this week. “I prefer you do it with cash,” the complaint quotes Rosenbaum as saying.

The remaining $80,000 would be due “when I get the donor in the hospital, check them out,” the complaint says.”

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/07/23/nj.corruption.kidney/index.html?iref=hpmostpop

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By Inherit The Wind, July 24, 2009 at 6:08 pm Link to this comment

Mr. Xerox:

You are an idiot.  The Newark Star/Ledger is my hometown newspaper, delivered to my door every day.

44 were arrested.  5 were rabbis.  The laundering scheme was infantile and simple.  It actually had NOTHING to do with Israel.  Nothing.

Try using your brain for something more than posting other people’s work, just once.  You’ll SEE (if you actually READ the Star/Ledger article—as I read it at my kitchen table this morning—in the newspaper) that the money never GOT to Israel.  The charities for Israel were merely a front.

Am I going too fast for your molasses-gummed up brain?

Dwek writes a check to the charity. The check is cashed, reducing Dwek’s bankruptcy liability.  Dwek is given 90% of the check back as cash.  The rabbi(s) kept 10%.

This is really, really a simple laundering scheme, but I’m afraid with your Israel-hating and Jew-hating brain that some inflammation is preventing you from processing it….“But there HAS to be a connection to the sinister forces in Israel!  There HAS to be a link proving Israelis were behind the whole plan”.  That’s how your bird-brain functions. But that’s not what happened.

It was simply dumb crooks being dumb crooks.  A minority of them were Jews, but all of THEM were Syrian and Orthodox.  The rest, the majority, were NON-Jews.

With every post, you cement my proof in stone that you had Israel and Jews and will buy into ANY piece of crap “proving” either or both are inherently evil.

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By Robert, July 24, 2009 at 8:49 am Link to this comment

Massive N.J. corruption sting targets mayors, legislators, rabbis

by Ted Sherman and Joe Ryan/The Star-Ledger

Friday July 24, 2009, 5:05 AM


“Among those charged included newly elected Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano, 32, and rabbi Saul Kassin, the 87-year-old spiritual leader of the close-knit Syrian Sephardic Jewish community in Deal and Brooklyn. Others were Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, 64; Anthony Suarez, 42, the mayor of Ridgefield; Leona Beldini, 74, the Jersey City deputy mayor; Assemblymen L. Harvey Smith (D-Hudson), 60 and Daniel Van Pelt (R-Ocean), 44; rabbi Edmund Nahum, 56, of Deal; and rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim, 58, of Long Branch. In all, 44 people were charged, 29 of them from New Jersey.

The case had immediate political ramifications, particularly for Democrats in Hudson County and the administration of Gov. Jon Corzine. By the end of the day, Joe Doria Jr., the Commissioner of the Department of Community Affairs, abruptly resigned from his cabinet post after his Trenton office and his home in Bayonne were searched by the FBI.

The team of agents who arrived at Doria’s 8th floor office at 9:30 a.m. left hours later with several boxes they loaded into a beige car. They declined to comment. Doria missed a meeting with mayors and others on municipal shared services and consolidations earlier today and was not seen at the office all day. He has not been charged.”

“Oh yeah,” assured the official.

Smith is charged with conspiracy to commit extortion.
Officials arrested in corruption ring leave federal court

The same informant allegedly used his long-time connections within the large Syrian Jewish enclave in Deal and others to launder $3 million in checks between June 2007 and July of this year. Meeting with some of the community’s most respected religious leaders, he laid out a scheme to exchange cash and assets he wanted to conceal in bankruptcy, by giving the money to charitable organizations headed by the rabbis, who paid it back in cash in exchange for a percentage of the “donation.”

The charges note that Ben Haim, the principal rabbi of Congregation of Ohel Yaacob in Deal, would take checks ranging from tens of thousands of dollars up to $160,000 made payable to a charitable, tax-example organization associated with his synagogue, and return it in cast less a cut that was typically 10 percent.

The complaint said his source for cash was an Israeli in Israel.”

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I just wonder how many millions of $$$ are made payable to charitable tax-free organizations each day/month/year that wind up in Israel???

That ole ITW is still at it with “anti-semitic/hates Jews” tricks & deceptive diversions. Typical & corrosive ADL/AIPAC methods.

Click on link for full details:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/massive_nj_corruption_sting_ta.html

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By artie, July 24, 2009 at 8:45 am Link to this comment
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The entertaining five rabbis story is still unfolding. As of now, it appears they were laundering tainted money , much of it from Israel, by running it through their synagogoes’ charity operations and skimming off a servicing fee, giving a new meaning to Faith-Hope-Charity.

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By tomack, July 24, 2009 at 7:26 am Link to this comment

whether priest, rabbi, pastor…or boy scout troop leader, those held in “high regard” have farther to fall. Politicians have already fallen.

There’s been three murders in three days in Philly so people don’t care so much for rabbi organ trading in NJ when they are worrying about how well their police locks work.

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By Inherit The Wind, July 24, 2009 at 7:14 am Link to this comment

So thanks for the anti-semitic dig about “God’s Chosen People”.  Did you not see that the bulk of those arrested in the operation weren’t Jewish? Or is it only that Jews who are corrupt should be held up to contempt?

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By Inherit The Wind, July 24, 2009 at 7:12 am Link to this comment

BTW, I don’t believe ANY of the slew of officials arrested were Jewish.

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By Inherit The Wind, July 24, 2009 at 7:10 am Link to this comment

They are not going to be extradited to Israel. 

“Mr. Xerox” just posted a totally unrelated article as a red herring.  He hates Jews and revels in any chance to show all Jews are crooks and evil.  If he had read his OWN article it was about Israeli prosecutors seeking to extradite criminals TO Israel FROM the US where they are NOT being prosecuted.  But it’s totally unrelated.  Typical Robert.

The Jews involved are ALL from the highly insular and very Orthodox group of Syrian Jews—so insular they do not recognize Converts as Jews and forbid marriage to a Convert—something even Torah Orthodox don’t do. 

They isolate themselves even from other Orthodox Jews. They buy up whole blocks in Brooklyn, sometimes paying insane prices for houses just to get the property.  They made offers to a relative of mine for 20 or 30 years, who wouldn’t sell.  When he died, his sons sold it to them for over 7 figures—for a crappy little house that was falling down.  Of course, this in and of itself isn’t criminal.  Many extremely religious communities isolate and insulate themselves from the world as much as possible.

The money laundering was very simple: Dwek, going bankrupt, wanted to hide assets.  He would write a check to a charity run by one of the arrested rabbis, the rabbi would give him back the amount of the check, in cash, less 10%.  Crooked, criminal, but nothing more complicated than that.  One rabbi, accused of laundering $200,000 is 87!

Then there was the SLEW of officials over by the Hudson River who seemed to be standing in line to take bribes! Hoboken, Bayonne, Jersey City, Ridgefield and Secaucus—but most of them from Jersey City. 

They ruined their lives, careers, reputations for sums like $5000, or $10,000.  The mayor of Hoboken is 32 and had been mayor for a grand total of 24 days. Idiot.  Sometimes, I think there’s too much lead in the water here in Jersey—makes people do stupid things on the road and in public office.

One guy was in Corzine’s admin, and Corzine immediately fired him.  Of course, Corzine has more money than Fort Knox, so it would be really tough to find something to bribe HIM with.

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By samosamo, July 24, 2009 at 5:45 am Link to this comment

Imagine that, ‘gods’ chosen people caught stealing and swindling from their own kind.

I would think that any extridition to izrael would be to protect them or find how they were able to get into so many different schemes of bilking people out of their money, much like ken lay did.

Goes to show that there some izraelis/jews who aren’t your best friend because one of their axioms is to make money no matter how they have to do it.

Any doubt these crooks will really be punished?

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By Robert, July 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm Link to this comment

Reuters


Israel tries to extradite 11 to US for lottery fraud

Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:57am EDT


JERUSALEM (Reuters) - “Israeli prosecutors on Thursday sought court approval to extradite 11 people wanted in the United States on charges of running a telemarketing fraud that bilked elderly victims out of more than $25 million.

Criminal indictments unsealed in a district court in Manhattan on Tuesday accuse 12 people of phoning victims in the United States and falsely telling them they had won an international lottery.

Victims were told they needed to pay thousands of dollars in fees and taxes before claiming their prizes, authorities said. There was no lottery and the victims never received prizes after sending money to the defendants in Israel, U.S. officials said.

Eleven of the accused—ten Israelis and a U.S. citizen—appeared on Thursday in a Jerusalem court where prosecutors demanded they remain in custody until they are extradited to the United States, the Justice Ministry said.

It did not say why only 11 people, and not 12 as stated in the U.S. indictment, had been arrested.

The indictment filed charged the 12 with conspiracy to commit fraud through an Israel-based telemarketing firm. Several were also charged with mail fraud and wire fraud.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUSTRE56M3BM20090723

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By Inherit The Wind, July 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm Link to this comment

Hadn’t heard about the human organs.  It’s all taking place over near the Hudson, towns in the east, much more connected to NYC.  Where I live there’s been more concern about the shoot-out in Newark that left several people, including innocents and a cop dead.

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By cyrena, July 23, 2009 at 7:14 pm Link to this comment

Thanks for the link Fat Freddie. Pretty newsworthy I’d say….

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By cyrena, July 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm Link to this comment

•  “According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the investigation initially focused, with the help of the cooperating witness, on the money laundering network that operated between Brooklyn, Deal, N.J. and Israel. The network is alleged to have laundered tens of millions of dollars through charities controlled by rabbis in New York and New Jersey…..Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he has heard of the story but knows nothing of kidneys being sold by Israelis.”

So, there we have it. A money laundering network that ‘operated between Brooklyn, someplace called Deal, (in New Jersey), AND….Israel. Imagine that!!! Who would’ve thunk it?

Mickey says he’s heard the rumor, but “knows nothing” of such tales of blackmarket kidneys. What a mystery.

Inherit the Wind, might you be able to update us since you live on location? What gives.

Stephen, thanks for the link. I was just about to go in search of some compare and contrast material. smile

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By Stephen Smoliar, July 23, 2009 at 1:12 pm Link to this comment

Inquiring minds might want to compare the AP and Truthdig headlines with the one from the BBC:

http://therehearsalstudio.blogspot.com/2009/07/implicit-anti-semitism.html

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