Crime

Courts

Fraudster Eli Weinstein indicted again, three years after rabbis lobbied Trump on his behalf

Weinstein and his business associate Aryeh Bromberg allegedly ran another Ponzi scheme targeting fellow Lakewood Haredim and others

Lakewood

‘Could’ve killed someone’: New details emerge in arrest of Lakewood philanthropist Moshe Tress

Using his property as a private shooting range, the Haredi donor and activist shocked neighbors after a bullet from his gun hit an area where a child had been playing

Bobov

Jacob Daskal’s victim files suit, naming Shomrim and Bobover rebbe among co-defendants

The complaint alleges that Bobov community leaders, Boro Park Shomrim, and Jacob Daskal’s family worked together to silence victim Rivka Mandel, “creating and maintaining a regime of terror and intimidation”

Crime

Shocking tragedy in Borough Park after couple killed inside their home, son arrested

Neighbors described the victims, Jacob and Rachel Sperber, as “special people,” and expressed shock at the incident in this tight-knit Haredi neighborhood with one of the lowest violent crime rates in New York City

Antisemitism

Judge finds Monsey stabbing suspect still unfit to stand trial

Grafton Thomas, who is accused of attacking five Hasidic men with a machete, had been charged with second-degree murder and committing a federal hate crime

Politics

Hochul proposes expanding list of hate crime offenses following sharp rise in antisemitism after Oct. 7

All forms of first-degree rape, gang assault, graffiti, arson, and more will now be eligible for prosecution as hate crimes

Chabad

Chaos in 770 as extremists vandalize shul, mini riot erupts, leading to several arrests

Vandals were also responsible for the recently discovered tunnels under the main Chabad shul, which led officials to summon repair workers who were today prevented from work

Crime

Williamsburg sex offender accused of assaulting Monsey teenager, boasts of luring boys to mikvahs

While on probation for previous sex crimes, Joseph Grunwald was arrested by the FBI for allegedly grooming, assaulting, and threatening a 14-year-old, after boasting of having access to mikvahs, school buses, and dormitories