Rabbi probed by feds described as ‘trusted friend’ to de Blasio

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    http://nypost.com/2017/02/24/rabbi-p...-to-de-blasio/

    Rabbi probed by feds described as ‘trusted friend’ to de Blasio
    By Yoav Gonen, Rich Calder and Jamie Schram
    February 24, 2017 | 11:12pm

    A Brooklyn rabbi and political fund-raiser under scrutiny by the feds was once described by Mayor de Blasio as a trusted friend whose relationship “means so much to me personally.”

    De Blasio’s gushing comments about Moishe Indig came at a Sept. 8, 2013, rally in Williamsburg where the mayor was seeking votes from the Hasidic community.

    “I have known him for many years, we’ve developed a friendship and a trust and his support, his friendship, means so much to me personally,” de Blasio said. “Let’s thank him for all he does for the community.”

    But three years earlier, when he was public advocate, de Blasio listed Indig as one of the city’s worst landlords.

    Hasidic leaders at the rally praised the mayor for his willingness to ease regulations on metzitzah b’peh, the practice of sucking blood from a just-circumcised penis.

    Federal investigators have been probing whether Indig received favors from the city for his support as part of the probe into de Blasio’s fund-raising tactics.

    A political operative familiar with Indig’s dealings with the city said he has routinely acted as an intermediary with the government.

    “If you have a problem with government, you go to Moishe. He is not a bad guy. It’s just the cost of doing business,” he said.
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    'Hasidic leaders at the rally praised the mayor for his willingness to ease regulations on metzitzah b’peh, the practice of sucking blood from a just-circumcised penis.'

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    Cocksucked Rabbi Gets 60 Days in Rikers for Teen Sex Assaults

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    A Brooklyn rabbi charged with sexually abusing four teenage boys in a hotel was sentenced to just 60 days in jail and six years of probation.

    Yoel Malik, 33, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was given the generous plea deal after the victims were extremely reluctant to testify publicly, according to a law enforcement source familiar with the case.

    In 2013, Malik was charged with 28 criminal counts and shamelessly blamed his underage victims for trying to seduce him, police sources said.

    The rabbi was accused of groping all four boys in motels, prosecutors said after his arrest.

    The twisted teacher also allegedly forced two of the boys to perform oral sex on him.

    One of the victims was also forced to perform oral sex on Malik inside his car parked near a cemetery on a separate occasion, according to prosecutors.

    In 2014, he pleaded guilty to a felony, luring a child, and a misdemeanor count of sexual misconduct, records show.

    Advocates for child sex-abuse victims questioned the deal. “What DA (Nigger) Thompson has done is inexplicable,” said Ben Hirsch, a spokesman for Survivors for Justice. “Through unexplained plea deals such as this, he has effectively quashed any willingness on the part of victims to come forward.”

    Malik’s lawyer, Roger Adler, said sarcastically: “I will concede he wasn’t burnt at the stake. He wasn’t stoned running through the village.”
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    60 days ain't enough for that mamzer. Whot he needs is to be sent on a tour of Dachau.
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    http://nypost.com/2017/02/26/feds-probe-school-to-see-if-de-blasio-re-opened-it-as-favor/

    Feds probe school to see if de Blasio re-opened it as ‘favor’
    By Aaron Short and Jennifer Bain
    February 26, 2017 | 5:44am

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    Federal prosecutors are examining whether Mayor de Blasio reopened a religious girls’ school in Brooklyn closed for safety violations as a favor to a political donor, sources said.

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    Williamsburg rabbi and prominent Democratic fund-raiser Moishe Indig allegedly asked City Hall to lift a Satmar school’s partial vacate order in December 2014, sources said.

    “They just found out about it and they’re looking at it,” said one City Hall source familiar with the inquiry. “This info came late to them.”

    City building inspectors had found several “illegal classrooms” in the basement of the Sanford Street school and issued a partial vacate order on Dec. 18, 2014, for a “failure to maintain the building,” city building records show.

    Six days later, on Christmas Eve, the order was rescinded when Brooklyn Building Commissioner Ira Gluckman inspected the premises himself, records show.

    One source close to Indig, whose Aroni Satmar sect ran the school, said the Hasidic power broker called the mayor at the time and asked him for assistance.

    “He called the mayor and the mayor overturned the agency and they got a free ride,” the source said.

    A de Blasio spokesman asserted that the mayor “never intervened in this issue. Period.”
    Members of Indig’s family told The Post Saturday that he was not available to comment.

    Federal prosecutors interrogated de Blasio for nearly five hours at his law firm’s Midtown office on Friday, a sign that US Attorney Preet Bharara’s months-long corruption probe into his administration is winding down.

    Investigators have zeroed in on the mayor’s relationship with several political donors, including Indig, and any favors they have received from City Hall.

    Indig, 46, has successfully solicited donors to contribute to the mayor’s campaigns and co-hosted a well-attended fund-raiser in Williamsburg in October 2013.

    Since the mayor’s election, Indig has acted as an all-purpose City Hall “go-between” in Brooklyn’s heavily Orthodox neighborhoods of Williamsburg and Borough Park, sources said.

    Indig handed over his cellphone and documents to federal agents in December as part of the inquiry, The Post reported.

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