That part of Brooklyn is full of skels, pedophiles, sexual deviants, thieves, lowlifes, scum and welfare check collectors who get protection from the Brooklyn DA and preferential treatment from the mayor, city government and the NYPD.The savage brothers get their "WE"
Three Brooklyn brothers admitted they tried to bully the boyfriend of a Hasidic sex abuse victim before an explosive trial but received no jail time from the judge Thursday.
Jacob, Joseph and Hertzka Berger ripped the kosher certificate off the wall at a restaurant owned by Hershy Deutsch, the now-husband of the star witness against the influential Hasidic counselor Nechemya Weberman.
Although prosecutors insisted they should get at least 30 days in jail for misdemeanor coercion, Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Danny Chun allowed the trio to plead guilty and get conditional discharge.
They only have to stay out of trouble for one year, with Jacob Berger, who also pleaded to felony mischief, required to pay a $500 fine.
"It's over," said his lawyer Michael Cibella. He added prosecutors "took a hardline stance of jail only" because of the high-profile nature of the case.
When the Bergers were arrested last June, Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes strongly denounced intimidation tactics notorious in the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
A DA spokesman emphasized Thursday the judge allowed the plea over their objections.
Weberman, 54, was found guilty in December of sexually abusing the teenage girl for three years while giving her religious counseling. He is serving a 50-year sentence.
#1551 Jun 15, 2013
#1552 Jun 22, 2013
Is he really going TO jail or will he be saved by
Brooke Astors crooked son is going from Brooks Brothers suits to prison blues.
After years of fighting to stay out of jail, Anthony Marshall was wheeled out of the courtroom to finally begin serving his one- to three-year sentence for robbing his late mother blind.
It was the final act of a Manhattan melodrama that ripped the facade off one of New Yorks best known blue-blood famili
#1553 Jun 22, 2013
When "WE" Goes wrong.
Food Network has issued a statement saying it will not renew the contract for Paula Deen, who has been embroiled in controversy over the last several days after she admitted to using racial slurs in the past and failed to show up for a scheduled interview on TODAY Friday.
Food Network will not renew Paula Deen's contract when it expires at the end of this month, a spokesperson said in a statement.
In a statement to TODAY, Deen responded, saying, "I would like to thank The Food Network for 11 great years. Because of the gift The Food Network gave me, I have had the pleasure of being allowed into so many homes across the country and meeting people who have shared with me the most touching and personal stories."
The firing came after Deen posted three short apology videos on YouTube.
The first was a 46-second video posted Friday afternoon, in which she offered up an apology for using "inappropriate, hurtful language." In a second video, Deen apologized for failing to show up for a scheduled interview with Matt Lauer on TODAY Friday to discuss her admission. The third was a similar, shorter version apologizing to Lauer.
#1554 Jun 25, 2013
WE as he knew it, has come to an end; a crashing halt.
His ass was hauled off to the joint to begin his too long delayed sentence.
Kudos to the judge who saw through his BS and sent him to prison where he belongs.
#1555 Jun 25, 2013
Her WE came to a crashing halt after that lame mea culpa on Youtube.
She got exactly what she deserves and she had it coming.
America is not tolerating racism from anyone, she seems to have forgotten that this is no longer her grandfather's America.
Great job Food Network getting rid of a bottom feeding racist lowlife off your network.
#1556 Jun 29, 2013
When "WE" GOES Wrong!!!
U.S. businessman Chip Starnes walked to freedom Thursday after paying off the workers who held him hostage for six days in the factory he founded close to the Chinese capital. And now he plans to re-hire some of the very people who held him.
The dispute, sparked by worker worries about lay-offs and unpaid salaries, highlights the widespread lack of trust between employees and their employers in China, as well as the often desperate measures Chinese workers adopt to protect labor rights that are enshrined in Chinese law but regularly abused in the real world.
Its resolution offers further proof that, in China, taking the law into one's own hands may achieve the best results.
Starnes, 42, co-owner of Specialty Medical Supplies, a Coral Springs, Fla.-based company, had come to the plant last Friday to finalize severance payments for 30 workers who were being laid off as Starnes moved the firm's plastic-injection-molding division to Mumbai, India, where production costs are lower.
The remaining 100 employees, fearful the entire factory would be closed, also demanded similar severance packages, and complained about unpaid wages, a claim Starnes has denied. To force his hand, they barricaded Starnes inside the plant.
A deal was reached by early Thursday morning, when 97 workers received two months' salary and compensation that together totaled almost $300,000, reported the Beijing News, a local tabloid. Starnes told the Associated Press he was forced to give in to the workers' demands, and described his experience over the past six days as "humiliating, embarrassing."
But he plans get back to business, and rehire some of his captors. "We're going to take Thursday off to let the dust settle, and we're going to be rehiring a lot of the previous workers on new contracts as of Friday," he said.
"Everything has been properly resolved," said Chu Lixiang, a local trade union official, her voice hoarse after several days and nights of negotiations. "I just want to tell foreign investors that Huairou has a very good investment environment and fully-fledged laws, they don't have to be scared," said Chu, director of the government-controlled workers union in the Huairou district of Beijing, where the factory is located.
#1557 Jun 29, 2013
I want my "WE"
The charity fund established after the Boston Marathon bombings awarded $60.9 million Friday to victims of the attacks, including maximum payments of nearly $2.2 million each to two double amputees and the families of the four people slain.
Fourteen other people who lost single limbs will receive nearly $1.2 million each. In all, 232 victims will receive payments, said Camille Biros, deputy administrator of the One Fund Boston, which has been collecting public donations for the victims.
#1558 Jul 2, 2013
So, did his WE return?
#1559 Jul 5, 2013
The "WE" that went wrong
A former Tiffany exec has allegedly stole $1 million in jewelry. Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, Tiffany & Co former vice president, stole $1.3 million of jewelry over a two-year period, federal prosecutors feds say.
Tiffany & Co is, as the criminal complaint says, "one of the world's premier high-end jewelers." Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun allegedly stole and resold over 165 pieces of jewelry from the valuable NYC store and made up stories to cover up the loss. The former Tiffany executive has been accused by the feds wire fraud and interstate transportation of stolen property.
Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun allegedly stole over 165 pieces of Tiffany jewelry, including diamond bracelets and gold earrings, from January 2011 through February 2013. Manhattan U.S. Atty. Preet Bharara said she then resold them to an unnamed New York City jewelry reseller.
"As alleged, Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun went from a vice president at a high-end jewelry company to jewel thief," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said.
"Her arrest shows that no matter how privileged their position in a company, employees who steal will face the full consequences of the law."
The former Tiffany exec, Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun, worked as the company's vice president of design and product development. She had been laid off "as part of an overall downsizing" in February. Lederhaas-Okun was arrested this morning in Darien, Connecticut at her home. If convicted, she faces up to 30 years in jail.
#1560 Jul 5, 2013
We will have to wait and see. Word is Chip Closed down shop in China
and taking his B.S. to India.
Let's hope the folks in India revoke Chip's B.S.
#1561 Jul 5, 2013
No "WE" for ZVI
Zvi Goffer, a former Galleon Group LLC trader, failed to win a reduction of his 10-year prison sentence for passing illegal tips and recruiting members for an insider-trading scheme.
The sentences of Goffer and co-conspirator Craig Drimal, and the conviction of co-conspirator Michael Kimelman were upheld today by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Manhattan. The court said a $10 million forfeiture order against Goffer should be reduced based on a change in how such rulings are calculated.Defendants sentences were reasonable in light of the magnitude of their theft, the court said.
Drimal was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of securities fraud and conspiracy to commit those offenses. Kimelman, who was convicted at trial of two counts of securities fraud and conspiracy, was sentenced to 30 months.
Goffer, convicted of two conspiracy counts and 12 counts of securities fraud, was accused of recruiting members of the scheme and asking participants to use prepaid cellular phones to communicate their tips.
#1562 Jul 5, 2013
Did Snowden's international "WE" go wrong?
Italy and France formally declined National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's request for asylum on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. Snowden has requested asylum from 21 countries, all of which have either declined, said he would need to be on their territory to have a request processed, or not responded.
Last month, in an interview with the Guardian, the newspaper that first published stories based on his leaked documents, Snowden indicated he believed Iceland was his best hope for finding asylum. Iceland has not officially responded to his request, but a group of lawmakers in the Icelandic Parliament have proposed a bill that would grant him citizenship and bypass the issue of whether he is within the country's borders to make an asylum request. However, on Thursday, that bill received the support of just six of the Parliament's 63 members.
Snowden is currently believed to be in the transit area of the Moscow airport. On Wednesday, a spokesman for Wikileaks, which has said it is advising Snowden, suggested he might be able to get asylum from one of the 21 countries if he is able to travel to them.
#1564 Jul 6, 2013
Zimmerman can't get no "WE"
A Florida judge on Friday rejected a request to acquit former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman of second-degree murder in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.-
Defense attorneys for Zimmerman had asked Seminole County Judge Debra Nelson to throw out the case, arguing it was based solely on circumstantial evidence and failed to disprove Zimmermans claim that he shot and killed Martin in self- defense.
The court finds that the state has provided sufficient evidence, both direct and circumstantial, to allow the charge to go to the jury, Nelson said.
The motion for a judgment of acquittal is denied, she said.
#1565 Jul 12, 2013
The daughter of late parking lot magnate Abe Hirschfeld is accusing the Manhattan public administrators office of turning a blind eye to her brothers shenanigans with his estate.
In papers filed in Manhattan Surrogates Court, Rachel Hirschfeld, 67, says her little brother Elie helped himself to their fathers real estate empire with the tacit approval of the public administrators office.
The office was appointed to handle the estate seven years ago because of questions about the authenticity of Abes will, but only did an incomplete accounting of the oddballs assets, the daughters filing says.
Rachel, whos seeking to be named administrator of her dads estate in the public advocates place, wants a judge to let her see what work the office actually did and let her take over the probe.
She contends her brother swindled their dad out of $300 million worth of property by taking advantage of his ailing health and mental state in the years before his death in 2005, forcing him to sign over the properties.
The public administrator valued Hirschfelds estate at $7 million when he died while just a few years earlier, his net worth was estimated to be $1 billion.
Abe, who made a fortune pioneering open-air parking lots, ran seven failed political campaigns using the nickname Honest Abe.
He famously took over the New York Post for two weeks in 1993, inciting a staff rebellion. During the last years of his life, he spent 22 months behind bars for plotting to kill his business partner, with whom he had a survivor take all clause.
#1566 Jul 13, 2013
Where "WE" go wrong?
The mother of twin 15-year-old heirs to the Doris Duke fortune has been accused of using hired bodyguards and a 'SWAT team' to stop a bank from serving her with legal papers that demand she account for how she is spending their trust fund.
This is just the latest duel between JP Morgan, the administrator of the $29million trust fund left by the tobacco heiress, and Daisha Inman - the mother of Georgia and Walker Inman.
JP Morgan is holding the fortune in trust until the 15-year-old twins turn 21. The bank has for years battled with Daisha, claiming she is trying to 'drain' the trust fund with lavish spending - including $50,000 for Christmas gifts and $16million for a sprawling Utah estate.
According to court documents filed on June 20, process server Nik Coffen went to Inman's home in Park City, Utah, and attempted to serve her with legal papers on May 9, DNAinfo.com reports.
Georgia Noel Lahi Inman and Walker Patterson Inman III are the great-step-niece and nephew of heiress Doris Duke, once described as 'the richest girl in the world.'
Their father, Walker Inman Jr, who died in 2010 of a drug overdose, married Daisha, a former topless dancer, as his fourth wife.
#1567 Jul 13, 2013
Elliot Spitzer gets his "WE"
#1568 Jul 20, 2013
This is a perfect example of how "WE" works in America.
Three jurors in George Zimmermans second-degree murder trial initially favored convicting him of that offense or manslaughter, but the six-woman jury ultimately voted to acquit him after more closely examining the law, a juror in the case said Monday.
Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year, but the jury also was allowed to consider manslaughter.
The woman, known as Juror B37, told CNNs Anderson Cooper that when the jury began deliberations Friday, they took an initial vote. Three jurors including B37 were in favor of acquittal, two supported manslaughter and one backed second-degree murder. She said the jury started going through all the evidence, listening to tapes multiple times.
Thats why it took us so long, said B37, who said she planned to write a book about the trial but later had a change of heart.
When they started looking at the law, the person who initially wanted second-degree murder changed her vote to manslaughter, the juror said. Then they asked for clarification from the judge and went over it again and again. B37 said some jurors wanted to find Zimmerman guilty of something, but there was just no place to go based on the law,
B37 said jurors cried when they gave their final vote to the bailiff.
I want people to know that we put everything into everything to get this verdict, said the juror, whose face was blacked out during the televised interview but who appeared to become choked up.
The interview came two days after the jury acquitted Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watch activist, of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Martin in a gated community in Sanford, Fla. Martin was black, and Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic. Zimmerman was not arrested for 44 days, and the delay in charging him led to protests from those who believed race was a factor in the handling of the case.
While prosecutors accused Zimmerman of profiling Martin, Zimmerman maintained he acted in self-defense.
Juror B37, the only juror to speak publicly about the case so far, said Monday that the actions of Zimmerman and Martin both led to the teenagers fatal shooting, but that Zimmerman didnt actually break the law.
#1569 Jul 30, 2013
You can only hope for the best.
#1570 Jul 31, 2013
These jokers thought their automatic WE was going to kick in.
Turns out it won't.
9/11 vics' kids denied FDNY hire 'points'
"THEY DREAMED of following in the firefighter footsteps of their fathers who died of 9/11 related illnesses.
But then government bureaucrats declared their dads deaths weren't heroic enough to be fully considered "in the line of duty."
At least 13 men who banked on a longstanding policy granting children of firefighters who died on the job preferential status are devastated because their dreams have gone up in smoke.
"We've all been waiting at least five years to get in the running to get the job. And now that we're here, they've taken away the legacy of our fathers," said Scott Barocas, whose father, Capt. Sheldon Barocas, died in 2011from a 9/11 related cancer.
Barocas, 28 is among the unlucky group who received a letter in May from the FDNY notifying them of a mind boggling interpretation of civil service law that their dads - who endured slow deaths from 9/11 related illnesses - died on administrative duty.
That meant Barocas lost so called "legacy points," which vaulted him to the 20th spot in the long line of would be firefighters.
Without the 10 extra points, Barocas plummeted to the 1.935th spot."
Further read at www.nydailynews.com
#1571 Aug 3, 2013
The savages riot and with "WE" don't get shot.
Huntington Beach is cleaning up Monday morning after a fight broke out following the U.S. Open of Surfing, leading to a two-hour confrontation between police and unruly beachgoers.
Eight people were arrested and several officers were injured Sunday night. Police in riot gear used tear gas and nonlethal rounds to disperse the crowd, which tipped over portable toilets and smashed storefront windows.
Huntington Beach Police Lt. John Domingo said city signs and vehicles were also damaged.
Video of the rioting shows people in the crowd rocking city vehicles while others jump-kicking or shoving portable toilets onto their sides.
Kyle Calder told KTLA the melee started when someone was hit with a ketchup bottle from a second-story restaurant. The person threw the bottle into the crowd, triggering a fight that expanded into a small-scale riot.
Thats when the cops came and everything went mayhem from there, Calder said.
Police with riot helmets and nightsticks closed in on Main Street, video shows. Some in the crowd coughed and wiped their eyes from the gas police fired to disperse the crowd. Some covered their mouths and noses with shirts.
Photo and videos from the scene show people tearing down city signs, one person dragging a stop sign into the middle of the street and throwing it down in front of police and another man throwing over a barricade.
The U.S. Open of Surfing draws thousands of people to Huntington Beach. Hundreds of people were still in the area when the unrest began, with many of them posting photos and videos to social media.
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