Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Jury Selection Process Begins in Mendel Epstein Kidnap and Divorce Conspiracy Trial

Shore News Network    TRENTON-Today, the jury selection process began in the trial of  U.S. v. Epstein – Mendel Epstein, 68, of Lakewood, New Jersey, an orthodox Jewish rabbi charged with conspiring to kidnap and force Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces; trial scheduled to start Feb. 17, 2015.

The hearing will be presided over by the honorable Judge Wolfson.

On May 22, 2014, A federal grand jury  indicted four Orthodox Jewish Rabbis and one of their sons for allegedly conspiring to kidnap and force Jewish men to grant their wives religious divorces, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

The indictment charges all five men with kidnapping conspiracy and variously charges the defendants with specific instances of kidnapping and attempted kidnapping. Rabbis Mendel Epstein, Martin Wolmark, Jay Goldstein, a/k/a “Yaakov” and Binyamin Stimler had previously been charged, along with others, with conspiracy to commit kidnapping in a complaint unsealed Oct.10, 2013. Four of the others charged, including Jay Goldstein’s sons, Avrohom Goldstein, 34, and Moshe Goldstein, 31, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., have since pleaded guilty to extortion charges in connection with the case. The rest of the charges are pending.

David Epstein was previously charged with a 2009 kidnapping to compel a religious divorce, or get, in a complaint filed on May 15, 2014.


  1. fedupwithcorruptrabbisFebruary 3, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    I wonder why prosecutors arent going after the women who hired epstein?

  2. Wolmark, who was the #2 henchman after Epstein and has for decades been associated with the Epstein violence (you can find very old news stories of them being sued together by husbands who were beaten), got off with a sweetheart plea deal that carries a maximum of only five years - and he may even be sentenced to less than that. The other little guys who were hired for the beating that the FBI busted (as well as the sofer they hired), guys who might have been in this for one-time only were given plea deals carrying a ten year sentence.

    Wolmark is known to have political connections so he must have pulled some favors to get his plea. Five year max with the possibility of an even lower sentence for 20+ years of sending goons to beat up men with electric cattle prods is less than a slap on the arm.

  3. And what about the K'angaroo rabbis that sat in the shadows of Torquemada's makeshift underground boiler room operation? Was the fbi sting victim recalcitrant husband in their stomach pouch of which is called "K'emunach bekis" at the time, or was he condemned in absentia. Sounds more like the Kof hadimyon, as in K'fifim. These are the three K's the world rests on, Kessef, K'avod, K'oach.

  4. Suppose you put the Law of the Land on one side of the scale, and the bloc votes on the other while being blindfolded, which side will outweigh the other in your opinion, Huh? So much for blind justice. Something stinks in Denmark, and smells all the way here. BTW, who collects and delivers the votes. As the saying goes, one hand washes the other, and both wash the face. Im ken, lama ze anoichi?

  5. Our Beis Din system needs to operate by halachic due process, and not let a complainant get his/her way with the accused shut out of the process.

  6. Beavoynosenu harabim, there is no system. The sting operation proved that
    if you have $HOCHAD money, there is not even a need to shut him out, indeed he
    didn't even exist, but the greed for money is so great that RODFEI SHALMONIM is
    UBBER ALLES, even the TORAH HAKDOSHA, never mind Shulchan Aruch. This is what
    happens when rofl they do it le$hem $hamayim like Reb Korach VeEdoso. They do it
    for nebech the poor Agunah the helpless underdog suffering away from the
    recalcitrant husbands. What they did nebech to poor A. Rubi., first they were
    dan (condemn)him as a ham sandwich in absentia, declared him bifnei shloisho as
    a schlechte mentsch un men badarf em onklappen bemaklos ubeProdim and they
    outright refused his presence, chas vesholem he might say something in his
    defense and there goes the $hochad big buck$. Should you say Wollmark has enough
    money, aval ma yaaseh haben shelo yechto, yesh lo moneh rotze mosayim. Yes,
    these are the so called Res Yesives und Gedeylim Talmidei Chachomim marbitz
    glollim. Weinstein invested his victims monies by a Beis Din that stores it in
    the munach ad sheyovo Eliyahu safe vault, returning high percentage for
    borrowing it to pay Million$ in premiums on life insurance for the elderly, but
    the elders decided to have arichas yomim and the ponzi scheme went bust much
    before Eliyahu's boshesh lovo coming. Thus is the "system" you are talking
    about. The bochurim learn from this that you can be mevazeh a Rosh Yeshiva, a
    Talmid Chochom, smear tinoifes and 'machenineh' on his seat in Beis Hamidrash,
    beat him and derlang him makos retzach. You can even make a venahapochi and
    accuse a Talmid Chochom as did eishes Potifar and drive him out of town to save
    a Mushchas, it is these same gedeylim that did this, did that as well , veholchu
    michayil el choyil. Mosser Mosser, Bosser Bosser. Then you have these issis from
    karto deshufrayo that are mevaze the Rosh Beis Din v'ein potzeh pe umtzaftzef.
    Umideshoskei, shma mina denichei lehu. Koele vekoele hoisifu bnei avlo, and the
    young impressionable minds grow up with this, kach roinu bebeis Abbo. Is it a
    wonder that Pnei haDor kiPnei haKelev. And they all mean it leshem shamayim,
    kedei leharbos kvod shamayim, even when neither the husband, wife, nor children
    even exist. less Din veLess dayan velo klum. Nebech the SYSTEM is so rotten to
    the core! Dam Kedoishim tzoakim elay min hoadomo! Givald! It is a Dor tahapuchot
    of Kol DeAlim Gvar rules, not the Torah and the System. You throw them the bloc
    votes, just to hit you back in the face. Is anybody with a Yiddishe spark to his
    neshomo out there? Does anybody still care? Where are the real Manhigei haDor?
    How much lower need we sink before the ship dissappears off the Horizon. Ribonoi
    shel Oilam Please Help K-O-R-O-S-I V-E-I-N O-I-N-E-H. Od
    m'at veovodnu!


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