Thursday, June 30, 2016

Postal employee goes Postal

According to the feds.. "Today, JEFFREY LEMON, JR., 30, from Oklahoma City, was sentenced by United States District Judge David L. Russell to serve twelve months in a federal prison for theft of mail by a Postal Service employee, announced Mark A. Yancey, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.  
A federal grand jury indicted Lemon on September 1, 2015, alleging that he stole money orders deposited in the mail by Postal Service customers.  Lemon pled not guilty and went to trial on December 1, 2015.  According to evidence presented at trial, Lemon was an employee at the U.S. Post Office in Warr Acres, Oklahoma.  Evidence showed that between March 2015 and June 2015, Lemon stole money orders deposited in the mail by Postal Service customers at the Warr Acres Post Office and cashed them for his benefit.  The jury found him guilty on 17 counts of theft of mail by a postal service employee.  Judge Russell dismissed one count during the course of trial.
At a sentencing hearing today, Judge Russell sentenced Lemon to serve twelve months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release upon completion of his prison term.  He was also ordered to pay $11,803.65 in restitution to the United States Postal Service, which had previously reimbursed Lemon’s victims for their losses."

My question is that how come he got such little time, even after going to trial? In my opinion,it is based on the amount of money he stole.  They gave him one year prison for stealing 11 thousand dollars.
I sat almost 44 months for immigration fraud. I remember meeting one postal employee in MDC Brooklyn who got 6 months prison sentence. The lesson from this story is don't steal the mail.
To read more about prison life, read my story at


Financial Planner gets 20 year prison sentence...

According to the feds..."A Chelmsford financial planner was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with attempting to hire an individual to murder a Massachusetts State Police Trooper and another individual, both of whom were scheduled to testify against him in a separate state trial.
Andrew S. Gordon, 54, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Patti B. Saris to 20 years in federal prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $20,000.  In March 2016, Gordon was convicted following a five-day trial of five counts of using the mail or the telephone with the intent that a murder-for-hire be committed. 
In 2014, Gordon was incarcerated at the Middlesex County House of Correction awaiting trial on state charges for attempting to hire a “hit man” to kill his estranged wife.  The “hit man” was actually an undercover Massachusetts State Police Trooper.  After being arrested, Gordon hatched a plot to have the trooper and a second Massachusetts man, who was to be a second witness against him, killed.  Gordon hired a man he believed to be a gang member living in New Hampshire to kill the two witnesses.  Gordon agreed to pay $10,000 to have the Trooper killed and $5,000 for the murder of the second witness.  Through mail, phone calls, and by passing messages through another inmate, Gordon instructed the “gang member” that both deaths should appear as accidents.  Gordon instructed the “gang member” to make the Trooper’s murder appear to be a line-of-duty incident, and that the murder of the other witness should be staged as a house fire.  In actuality, Gordon was communicating with an undercover federal agent posing as the “gang member.” 
On April 14, 2015, federal agents posing as the “gang member” delivered a Congratulations Card to Gordon at the Middlesex House of Correction, informing Gordon, in coded language, that the second witness was dead and that the Trooper would be killed the following week.  After receiving the news that one of the witnesses was allegedly dead, Gordon was recorded stating that he wanted the Trooper’s body to disappear.  He then stated, “If they don’t find the body … The cop.  If they don’t find his body, there’s no suspicion.  He’s gone.”  The following day, Gordon was charged for initiating the murder-for-hire plot."
My ex neighbor, Stuart Winkler,of Marlboro,NJ, hatched a plot from prison too and it cost him 8 1/3 to 25 years of his life. This man destroyed his life over jealousy. I met another person in FCI fort dix who hatched a plot to murder his sister and he got a 30 year sentence.People need to calm down and respect human life. 
To read more about prison life, go here...

Son of former Honduran President Pleads guilty to drug crime

6 Honduran National Police charged with drug crimes

According to the feds..."Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Mark Hamlet, Special Agent in Charge of the Special Operations Division of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), announced that six members of the Pólicia National de Honduras, i.e., the Honduran National Police, were charged today in Manhattan federal court in a Superseding Indictment with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States and related firearms offenses.  The six defendants are Ludwig Criss Zelaya Romero, Mario Guillermo Mejia Vargas, Juan Manuel Avila Meza, Carlos Jose Zavala Velasquez, Victor Oswaldo Lopez Flores, and Jorge Alfredo Cruz Chavez.  The case is pending before U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield, before whom co-defendant Fabio Porfirio Lobo, the son of former Honduran president Porfirio Lobo Sosa, pled guilty to a related drug-trafficking crime on May 16, 2016.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “Today, we charge six officers of the Honduran National Police with participating in a massive drug trafficking conspiracy that allegedly flooded the United States with cocaine.  As alleged, through bribes to public officials and leaked information about ongoing investigations and law enforcement checkpoints, these defendants agreed to ensure the safe passage of tons of cocaine through the jungles of Honduras on their way to American cities.  We thank the DEA for their work in this important drug enforcement investigation.”  
According to the allegations contained in the Superseding Indictment[1], other court filings, and statements made during court proceedings: 
Between approximately 2004 and approximately 2014, multiple drug-trafficking organizations in Honduras and elsewhere worked together, and with support from the defendants and others, to receive multi-hundred-kilogram loads of cocaine sent to Honduras from Venezuela and Colombia via air and maritime routes, and to transport the drugs westward in Honduras toward the border with Guatemala and eventually to the United States.  For protection from official interference, and in order to facilitate the safe passage through Honduras of multi-hundred-kilogram loads of cocaine, drug traffickers paid bribes to public officials – including certain members of the Pólicia National de Honduras – for access to information about ongoing investigations, military and law enforcement checkpoints, and planned narcotics interdictions.  The Honduran government recently declared an “emergency situation” with respect to the Pólicia National de Honduras, and established a Special Commission with authority to investigate corruption and dismiss or suspend members of the National Police, among other sanctions.  As of the filing of this Superseding Indictment, the Special Commission has sanctioned several members of the Pólicia National de Honduras.
The defendants were members of the Pólicia National de Honduras who participated in and supported the drug-trafficking activities of, among others, Lobo.  In approximately early 2014, Lobo agreed to provide security and logistical support for the transportation through Honduras of a purported multi-ton load of cocaine that Lobo believed belonged to Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel and would be imported into the United States.  Lobo agreed to provide this assistance on the understanding that he would receive a financial stake in the cocaine worth over $1 million in profits.  In or about June 2014, Lobo introduced two individuals that he understood to be Mexican drug traffickers to the six defendants.  During a meeting, the defendants displayed a map of Honduras and illustrated law enforcement checkpoints and a planned route for the cocaine.  During the same meeting, the defendants each also agreed to accept a bribe in the amount of approximately $100,000, and to pay their subordinates a total of approximately $200,000 in additional bribes, in order to provide armed security for the cocaine as it transited Honduras before being imported into the United States.
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Zelaya Romero, 39, Mejia Vargas, 46, Avila Meza, 45, Zavala Velasquez, 44, Lopez Flores, 43, and Cruz Chavez, 39, have each been charged with:  (1) conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, and (2) conspiring to use and carry firearms during and in relation to, and to possess firearms in furtherance of, the cocaine-importation conspiracy.  Zelaya Romero is also charged with using and carrying machine guns and destructive devices during and in relation to, and possessing machine guns and destructive devices in furtherance of, the cocaine-importation conspiracy charged in the Superseding Indictment.  If convicted, Zelaya Romero faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 40 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison, and the remaining defendants face a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison.  The defendants remain at large.
Lobo, who was arrested in the Republic of Haiti on May 20, 2015, and arrived in the United States on May 21, 2015, pled guilty before Judge Schofield on May 16, 2016, to conspiring to import cocaine into the United States.  Lobo is scheduled to be sentenced on September 15, 2016, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison. 
The potential mandatory minimum and maximum sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendants will be determined by the judge."

How can the son of a president do such a  crime? It shows you that money and bribes crosses all party lines. No one is immune from committing a crime. 
Imagine, Lobo is facing life in prison. If he is contrite, remorseful and humble, he will save his life.I met a lot of drug dealers in prison.
To see what else they can expect in federal prison, go here...

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Lakewood, NJ Special Needs School raided

Government officials removing boxes from office 

According to the Asbury Park Press, many offices and residences were raided. See story here.

What are these government agents looking for? Probably for documents that may establish some sort of fraud. Someone must have informed them. Investigations like this usually take a few years. They may send it to a grand jury and then they may indict people.

From indictment it goes to arrest and prosecution. Some may plea, some may take it to trial.

If anyone gets prison time, this is what they can expect...

Fake Immigration Consultant nets 78 months prison term

According to the feds...."A Woonsocket, R.I. woman was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Worcester in connection with a scheme that defrauded dozens of Hispanic immigrants of over $700,000.
“Sadly, undocumented immigrants frequently fall victim to immigration scams such as this one because unscrupulous criminals believe the victims will not report the crime to authorities,” said United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz.  “Yesterday’s sentence affirms that those who prey upon the vulnerabilities of undocumented immigrants will be prosecuted.  Furthermore, it sends a message to immigrant communities that the laws in this country are in place to protect everyone regardless of immigration status.” 
Patria Zuniga, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 78 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution of $713,850.  In January 2016, Zuniga pleaded guilty to eight counts of wire fraud.
From 2009 through 2012, Zuniga targeted immigrant victims presenting herself as either an immigration attorney or an employee of U.S. immigration authorities.  Zuniga told her victims that she could assist them in lawfully obtaining permanent resident immigration status.  The victims typically had no lawful status or temporary legal status in the United States.  Zuniga’s services were offered for $8,000 to $14,000; however, after the victims made the payments, Zuniga extorted additional funds by, among other things, threatening to have them deported if they refused to pay.  Victim payments were initially made in cash, but later in the scheme Zuniga accepted money via cash deposits made directly into designated bank accounts (including accounts owned by her daughters), money orders, and bank and Western Union wire transfers.  In total, victims paid more $700,000 over the course of the three-year fraud scheme.
In furtherance of her scheme, Zuniga employed a variety of tools to create the appearance of legitimacy in front of the victims.  For example, in order to prove that she could in fact deliver the promised immigration benefits, Zuniga showed her victims photocopies of immigration documents with their names and photographs on them, which she had forged.  Zuniga also routinely arranged for victims to travel to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Offices in Boston purportedly to take receipt of the immigration documents.  Upon arrival, victims waited for hours only to have Zuniga contact them and cancel the non-existent appointment. 
During yesterday’s sentencing hearing, 17 of Zuniga’s victims addressed the Court directly – detailing the toll Zuniga’s fraud, extortion, and threats had on their lives.  Many victims reported how, in the face of Zuniga’s threats of deportation, they handed over all the money they had and even borrowed money in order to make the payments to her.  As he announced the sentence, Judge Hillman remarked that Zuniga had “deliberately and systematically preyed on vulnerable victims[,]” for whom she showed no remorse.   
Zuniga’s daughters, Alba Peña and Indranis Rocheford, have also been charged in connection with the fraud.  They are scheduled for trial in August 2016. United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston; and Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, made the announcement. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jordi de Llano of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit."
What was this lady thinking, that she would never get caught? When you do fraud, you will get caught and be proved a fool. 
I was an immigration lawyer who got busted for immigration fraud and got a five year prison sentence.My crime was getting immigrants sponsors,accountants filing fake returns on behalf of company sponsors and preparing phony experience letters. All in all, the government estimates I filed 25,000 petitions. I can say one thing, I did take a lot of phone calls, wrote a lot of letters and worked damn hard for immigrants. But somewhere down the line I crossed the line to the point where the feds say I ran the biggest immigration scam in the United States. I used to see 300 people a night. I documented my prison story here.....

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Film Investor Fraud nets three

According to the feds..."Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced today the unsealing of charges against JAMES DAVID WILLIAMS, STEVEN BROWN, and GERALD SEPPALA for allegedly defrauding victims out of more than $12 million as part of an advance fee scheme in which victims were asked to invest in film projects based on false promises and misrepresentation.  The Indictment charges WILLIAMS, BROWN, and SEPPALA with wire fraud and wire fraud conspiracy, and WILLIAMS and BROWN are also charged with laundering the proceeds of this fraud. WILLIAMS was arrested this morning in Los Angeles, California, and is expected to be presented and arraigned later today in the Central District of California before United States Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Chooljian.  BROWN was arrested in this morning in New York City and is expected to be presented and arraigned in the Southern District of New York before United States Magistrate Judge James L. Cott.  SEPPALA was arrested this morning in Wayzata, Minnesota, and was presented and arraigned this afternoon in the District of Minnesota before United States Magistrate Judge Becky R. Thorson. Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “With lies about making feature-length films and documentaries, the defendants allegedly defrauded victims into investing over $12 million with them.  Rather than making movies, the defendants perpetrated an advance fee scheme, allegedly using the investors’ money to pay themselves and pay other investors back.”
FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Diego Rodriguez said: “As alleged, Williams, Brown, and Seppala didn’t provide marketing expertise to feature films or invest their own millions into film projects as they promised investors.  Rather, they defrauded and deceived to acquire more than $12 million of investor funds to pay back previous duped investors or fund personal expenses. Any level of fraud to honest investors is wrong, whether it’s a fraud in the hundreds of dollars or millions dollars.”
According to the Indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court:[1]
From at least 2012 through June 2016, JAMES DAVID WILLIAMS, STEVEN BROWN, and GERALD SEPPALA participated in an advance fee scheme in which WILLIAMS and BROWN portrayed themselves as experts in the marketing of feature-length films and documentaries and, along with SEPPALA, solicited investments in these films from investors by typically promising guaranteed returns and participation in profits, which never materialized.
In order to solicit these investments, WILLIAMS, BROWN, and SEPPALA made material misrepresentations about, among other things, their own investments in the films for which they were soliciting money, as well as investments that they claimed to have received from other investors.  To support their claims, WILLIAMS, BROWN, and SEPPALA frequently sent the victims falsified financial records that reflected investments that had never actually been made.  For example, in an effort to secure a $2 million investment in one of the movies from one individual (“Victim-1”), WILLIAMS assured Victim-1 that WILLIAMS himself had also contributed $2 million of his own money to the project.  As proof of WILLIAMS’s purported investment, WILLIAMS sent Victim-1 what appeared to be a bank statement showing a balance of just over $1.9 million in the account maintained for the movie, which represented, according to WILLIAMS, what was left of his $2 million after some initial expenditures.  True and accurate records for that account, however, show that on the date WILLIAMS sent that statement to Victim-1, there was actually no money in the account and, indeed, there was never any money in that account until Victim-1 provided the solicited $2 million investment.
Similarly, in an effort to get another individual (“Victim-2”) to invest $500,000 in another movie, WILLIAMS represented that WILLIAMS had invested $3 million of his own money, while BROWN claimed to have invested an additional $500,000 of his own money as well.  BROWN and WILLIAMS also told Victim-2 that the entire investment would be guaranteed by a company called “Woodlawn Holdings” (“Woodlawn”).  In support of these claims, BROWN sent Victim-2’s attorney a letter from someone who claimed to be a “Managing Member” (“Individual-1”) at Woodlawn guaranteeing Vicitm-2’s investment, while WILLIAMS sent what appeared to be a bank statement for the company responsible for producing the movie, showing a balance of more than $3.5 million.  Subsequent investigation, however, revealed that no one with Individual-1’s name worked at Woodlawn, nor had representatives at Woodlawn heard of WILLIAMS, BROWN, SEPPLA, or the movie they claimed to be making.  In addition, true and accurate records from the relevant bank account revealed that there was only $500,200 in the account at the time that WILLIAMS sent Victim-2 the statement showing a balance of more than $3.5 million.  Furthermore, the other money in that bank account was from neither WILLIAMS nor BROWN.
In total, WILLIAMS, BROWN, and SEPPALA solicited more than $12 million from their victims that was allegedly to be used for either marketing or production costs associated with the various films.  In reality, however, the money that was received from these investors was used to fund other projects, pay back previously defrauded investors, or pay the personal expenses of WILLIAMS, BROWN, and SEPPALA, including, among other things, the purchase of a car and a house for WILLIAMS."
What can they expect in federal prison if they in fact get time? Here is my take based on my experience....

Monday, June 27, 2016

South Asian Medical Doctor gets 17 prison sentence

According to the feds..."Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that HASSAN KHAN, a Long Island medical doctor, was sentenced on Friday, June 24, 2016, to 17 years in prison for sexual exploitation and enticement of a minor.  In January 2016, KHAN pled guilty before United States District Judge Jed S. Rakoff to one count of coercion and enticement of a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity.  Judge Rakoff imposed Friday’s sentence.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said:  “The 17-year sentence imposed on Hassan Khan is a measure of his appalling crime.  We will continue to use every resource available to investigate and prosecute those who sexually exploit children.”
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in related court proceedings:
Starting in 2007, KHAN began to communicate online with a then 11-year-old girl (the “Victim”). Between 2007 and 2013, KHAN, who was aware of the age of the Victim, coerced and enticed her to engage in illegal sexual activity.  KHAN engaged in sexual acts with the minor Victim and traveled abroad to do so.  KHAN further coerced and enticed the Victim to engage in sexually explicit conduct via live video chats. 
At the time of his arrest, on September 3, 2015, KHAN was working as a medical doctor.
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In addition to the 17-year prison term, KHAN, 28, of Mineola, New York, was sentenced to 10 years of supervised release.
Mr. Bharara praised the outstanding investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
This case is being handled by the Office’s General Crimes Unit.  Assistant United States Attorney Alex Rossmiller is in charge of the prosecution."

Why did it take the feds 6 years to stop this person? He will most likely be sent to FCI Fort Dix where his life will be in danger on a constant basis. For his own safety, he will probably deny what he did or give some other excuse of why he is in prison.
In any event, I think that the government should make some institutions only for chomos. If you read
through news reports from the justice department, they lock up enough chomos to support an all c homo institution. Remember, there is a lot of hatred of chomos especially by the latin inmates and ironically by the African American inmates.   

Manhattan Energy Investor takes a guilty Plea

Morris Zuckerman

According to the feds..."Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that MORRIS E. ZUKERMAN, a Manhattan businessman who owns companies involved in energy investments, pled guilty today to charges detailing ZUKERMAN’s involvement in multi-year tax fraud schemes pursuant to which he evaded over $45 million in income taxes and other taxes.  ZUKERMAN entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said:  “As his admissions today made clear, Morris Zukerman took numerous pages from the tax evader’s playbook:  he illegally evaded tens of millions of dollars of corporate income taxes from the $130 million sale of an oil company; he prepared personal tax returns for himself and family members that falsely claimed millions of dollars in deductions; he evaded employment taxes for household employees; and he schemed to defraud and obstruct the IRS auditors who were examining his false tax returns.  After years of finding every way to avoid his tax obligations, Zukerman has finally been forced to admit to his criminal tax evasion.  I thank the New York Field Office of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division, and the New York Office of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for bringing Zukerman’s breathtaking tax fraud schemes to a just conclusion.”
According to the Indictment, today’s plea proceedings in Manhattan federal court, and other court filings related to this matter:
ZUKERMAN, the principal of M.E. Zukerman & Co. (“MEZCO”), an investment firm located in Manhattan, schemed to evade taxes based on income received from the January 2008 sale of a petroleum products company (the “Oil Company”) he co-owned (through a MEZCO subsidiary) with a public company.  ZUKERMAN schemed to evade the reporting of the sale – which resulted in the receipt by the MEZCO subsidiary of $130 million in gross sales proceeds – by falsely telling his accountants in mid-2008 that he had transferred ownership of the MEZCO subsidiary to a family trust in early 2007.  In support of the story he gave to the accountants, ZUKERMAN created backdated documents such as promissory notes and a board resolution purporting to show the transfer of the subsidiary to his family trust in 2007.  The false documents allowed ZUKERMAN to remove the MEZCO subsidiary from the consolidated tax reporting being handled by the accountants for MEZCO and thereby evade the reporting to the IRS of the sale of the Oil Company, as well as the payment of over $35 million in corporate income taxes.
Following the sale of the Oil Company, ZUKERMAN transferred the proceeds of the sale from the MEZCO subsidiary to his family trust and various corporations he controlled, including a company called Zukerman Investments.  Between 2008 and 2013, ZUKERMAN directed that over $50 million of the funds transferred to Zukerman Investments be used to purchase paintings by European artists from the 15ththrough the 19th centuries (the “Old Master paintings”), which ZUKERMAN used to decorate his Upper East Side apartment and the apartments of two family members – Family Member-1 and Family Member-2. 
ZUKERMAN schemed to evade personal income taxes and to obstruct the IRS by (i) causing various tax return preparers to prepare U.S. Individual Income Tax Returns for ZUKERMAN and his wife, and for Family Member-1, Family Member-2, and Family Member-3, that claimed, in the aggregate, millions of dollars of false and fraudulent deductions and expenses, such as phony charitable contributions and investment interest expenses; (ii) diverting, for personal use, corporate assets from MEZCO and other corporate entities ZUKERMAN controlled by directing that hundreds of thousands of dollars of fees be paid between 2007 and 2013 to Family Member-1, Family Member-2, and Family Member-3, for which the family members performed little or no work; (iii) directing that corporate funds be used to pay compensation to, and health care insurance for, a household employee of ZUKERMAN, whom ZUKERMAN also caused to be falsely identified as a MEZCO employee to ZUKERMAN’s corporate health care provider when, in truth and in fact, the household employee worked exclusively out of ZUKERMAN’s homes in New York City and in Maine as a domestic employee; (iv) falsely under-reporting employment taxes through the payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars of cash and other wages to ZUKERMAN’s domestic employees; and (v) providing false information to the IRS during audits in an attempt to fraudulently convince IRS auditors and other IRS employees that the fraudulent claims made on his previously filed tax returns were accurate when, in truth, they were not.   "

I wonder who tipped off the government against this character. I did not realize people were so filthy rich and still trying to rip off the government.   Remember, no gaps or gowns in prison. 
If he gets prison time, this is what he can expect...

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Resurrection of the Dead? Is that for real?

One of the central tenets of the belief of Judaism is the resurrection of the dead as noted by Maimonides or Rambam where he says the following, "I believe with complete faith that there will be a resuscitation of the dead whenever the wish emanates from the Creator."

Can you imagine walking by a cemetery and seeing thousands of people coming out of their graves?

Will you be happy and watch the people coming out of their internment or will you run for your dear life?

Where will we put these people? Where will they live? Will you recognize anyone, besides your grandparents who you might have seen? Does this make sense? Will just wander the streets or will people let them in their houses to live?

As you may know or not know, I study numerology/gematria, which to me is like math, like 1 + 1 = 2. In my studies of Torah with such kind of tool, I have found interesting findings that have strengthened my by belief in G-d.

In our prayers every day, we say mechayei meisim, or makes alive the dead. I added up this phrase and it came to 553. In the rules of gematria, when you find other words or phrases with the same number, there is a meaningful connection. Another word with 553 is medinah shel gehinnom, or the providence of hell, le'atid (le'asid lavoh) or the next world and the shocker of shockers, my original finding, Hashem Elokim Emes, or G-d is truth. Imagine, G-d associates with truth and that number is exactly teh same number as making alive the dead. So there you have it, from a mathematical standpoint, like 1 +1=2, G-d will resurrect the dead.

To read more of my findings of gematria in the Bible go here....and thanks for stopping by...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

My thoughts on Judge's urging to "Jettison the madness of mass incarcertation"

An article appeared in the NY Times that discussed a federal judge's opinion about mass incarceration. See article here...

In my humble opinion, it does not go far enough. What do I mean? Not only is this over kill of long sentences but even home confinement and supervised release goes to the extreme of craziness and madness. What do I mean? I have an autistic son that needs to go the park. He cannot be jailed in an apartment. There were times when I was on home confinement that I asked permission to take him to a park but was denied. Was I a threat to society? This is a country that has gone mad with control. Then on supervised release  I go weekly to a mental health clinic called the New York Center for Neuropsychology and Forensic Behavorial Science and of course paid for by the government except a five dollar co pay.  I ask the lady for a program and she says there is none. I ask the lady for my medical records and she says she cannot give it to me. That alone is a federal HIPPA violation. Is this what the founders of our nation wanted? Total control of every move, every thought we can think of. The government is concerned of medicaire fraud that it arrests health care professionals every single day trying to nickle and dime them. But the government needs to look itself in the mirror and say, wait a minute, lets give our convicts a little breathing space. And what's ironic about this situation is that I assume that the ones who made the most harshest laws against criminals are the biggest hypocrites themselves, the House of Hypocrites. Take Hastert for example. The speaker of the house. Look at him now. Sitting in federal prison for something he tried to cover up. Sexual crimes. I wonder what his position was when he was on top of the Congress? I am sure he has regret every second he sits in prison. I all I could say to the people in power , lessen up, lessen up, lessen up. All of these harsh and rigid rules may apply to you one day.

I got into trouble because I did not use a two letter word, called no. I had no boundaries. Now I am trying to rebuild my life and when I see a scam, I will call it a scam. I learned the hard way to say, no, stop taking advantage of me.

Federal Prison is pure punishment. There is zero rehabilitation. Billions of dollars of taxpayer money spent on high priced correction officers baby sitting human beings convicted of federal crimes that put people away for a very long time. To read my story go here....

Complainers and Cravers

Reichberg coming out of Federal Court, courtesy NY Times 

We all heard the news about Jeremiah Reichberg getting arrested with high ranking police officials for bribery and corruption. But how did it all begin? Did it start with a simple handshake? See story in NY Times about it as well...

Where did this craving come from? We learn from Parshas Beha'aloscha that G-d despises complainers and cravers as noted in a book by Dr. Michael Bernstein, Windows to the Soul. I think for Mr. Reichberg, he had a tremendous lust and craving for power and this was his downfall. After being handcuffed, he will forever regret his actions that got him into trouble.  

Prison is a very humbling experience but it is too early to tell his fate. If he cuts a deal with the feds and takes down bigger fish, then he may get probation. The story says that he and his cronies gave up to $100,000 in gifts to police officials. In fed money, that is not a lot on the sentencing guideline, perhaps between probation and two years. If he does not cooperate, takes it to trial and loses , then he will get hammered.

I learned from my story that the feds don't play. For my story, it all began with a request to get people sponsors. I had the best intentions as a lawyer to always help people. The problem is that when you cross the line, there may be no turning back. In the end of the day, I was good at writing letters and using sponsors and accountants to get immigration approvals and the money came in like a waterfall. When I got busted, I was in for a reality check as the money dried up like  a drought.

To read my story, go here...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

South Asian NY Pharmacy Owner part of largest medicare fraud takedown

According to the feds..."Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and Scott J. Lampert, the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Department of Health and Human Services, announced today that SAJID JAVED was charged with participating in a health care fraud scheme that used nine pharmacies in Brooklyn and Queens, New York, through which JAVED submitted more than $8.5 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid and Medicare.  JAVED’s arrest is part of an unprecedented nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses, or other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $900 million in false billings.  Twenty-three state Medicaid Fraud Control Units also participated in today’s arrests.  In addition, the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) also suspended a number of providers using its suspension authority provided in the Affordable Care Act.  This coordinated takedown is the largest in the history of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, both in terms of the number of defendants charged and loss amount. 
JAVED was arrested earlier today and is expected to be presented in Manhattan federal court later this afternoon.
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said: “As alleged, Sajid Javed induced others to forego their prescription medications for a kickback, and then fraudulently billed Medicare and Medicaid more than $8 million for the drugs that were never actually dispensed.  This alleged scheme not only put patients at risk, it also contributed to the multibillion-dollar pillaging of federally funded public health care subsidies.”
FBI Assistant Director-in-Charge Diego Rodriguez said: “These alleged criminals arrested around the country today and here in New York City are stealing money meant to help people seeking medical assistance.  It’s not a visible theft in public view, but the victims of the crime suffer greatly when they can’t get the assistance they need.  We are asking anyone who sees this sort of crime and fraud taking place to be vigilant, and report it to us at 1-800-CALL-FBI.”
HHS-OIG Special Agent in Charge Scott J. Lampert said: “Prescription drug scams, such as the one alleged in this case, work to undermine our nation's health care system.  Today’s arrests coordinated with our law enforcement partners serve as a stern warning to those who attempt to plunder government health programs meant to care for our most vulnerable citizens.”
As alleged in the Complaint and in other documents filed in Manhattan federal court[1]:
While owning and operating nine different pharmacies located in Brooklyn and Queens, SAJID JAVED conducted a multimillion-dollar scheme to defraud Medicare and Medicaid programs by seeking reimbursement for prescription drugs that were not distributed to customers.  Specifically, from January 2013 through December 2014, JAVED obtained more than $8.5 million in reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid for prescription drugs that his pharmacies never actually dispensed.  JAVED defrauded Medicare and Medicaid into providing him with these reimbursements by obtaining prescriptions from other individuals, who were willing to forego delivery of the medications in exchange for a share of the reimbursed proceeds, in the form of kickbacks.  JAVED offered to pay, and did actually pay, kickbacks in furtherance of this scheme.
Including today’s enforcement actions, nearly 1,200 individuals have been charged in national takedown operations, which have involved more than $3.4 billion in fraudulent billings.  Today’s announcement marks the second time that districts outside Strike Force locations participated in a national takedown, and they accounted for 82 defendants charged in this takedown."

Sajid Javed sounds Indian/Pakistani. What can he expect in federal prison? I am no stranger as I sat 1316 days. Here is what he can expect if he must sit...

Williamsburg hasidic managers get locked up over peach brawl

According to Mr. Shlesinger on facebook..."2 innocent Williamsburg Kosher Supermarket Manager's from the Central Market Supermarket on Division corner Wythe Avenues were assaulted and bloodied by a violent person seen here in this clip.
The manager's politely asked a girl to stop riding around the Supermarket with her Hoverboard and leave the store because she knocked down cereal boxes and other products and left the store in a mess.
The girl called her father who arrived minutes later and assaulted and bloodied the Manager's and yelled hateful derogatory words against the shocked staff (watch Clip)
When the NYPD cops from the 90pct arrived they clearly saw the manager's nose bleeding and hands bloodied but they arrested both managers because the violent person falsely accused the managers of throwing a PEACH on his girl! As a result of this false PEACH arrest one the Manager's was in central booking for over 24 hours barely making it home before the onset of a 3 day holiday ‪#‎Shavuot‬ with his large extended family.
I will let you decide who was right and wrong here, obviously the NYPD messed up here big time!!!

Where was Shomrim in this story? Parents need to watch their children and or be responsible for their actions. How can I say that? I have an autistic child. If I let him roam in a store, all the products would be off the lower shelves. I watch my child and nothing happens except that I buy him a candy bar to make him happy.        

Jewish woman from Flatbush took her life plunging from GW Bridge.

scene off George Washington Bridge

the late Rebecca Wasserstrum

According to, a frum 28 year old woman from Flatbush, Rebecca Wasserstrum, took her life when she jumped off the GW bridge. See story here in Daily news...

When I first saw the story in the news, the jumper was not identified. Unfortunately, details came out later who it was.

My wife was talking to someone who knew her personally and she was shocked.

I knew of people who took their lives too. My best friend and neighbor, Sandor Czarny, took his life when he was 18 years old.

Where was her family, her friends? Did anyone know she was suffering from depression? Was she on any medication? Too many questions, no information what so ever. Very sad that we lost a life. Maybe this could have been prevented. I read that seven people jumped from the George Washington Bridge this past year. Cannot they do something to stop this? Cannot they have crisis counselors hanging out up there? To lose one human life is to lose a world. My heart goes out to the family.
May her soul rest in peace. Amen  

All I can say is that the Torah says not to take a life and that includes suicide.

Bank Robber Admits to robbing 8 banks...

According to the feds, " An Ocean County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing eight banks in New Jersey and New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.
Steven Wisnowski, 32, of Barnegat, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter J. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an eight-count superseding information charging him with the bank robberies.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
Wisnowski admitted that between Oct. 30, 2013 and Jan. 7, 2014, he went on a crime spree and robbed eight banks, seven of which were in New Jersey, and one of which was in New York:
Wisnowski used a similar procedure for each robbery: he entered the banks wearing hats, hooded jackets, and wigs to conceal his identity, approached the bank tellers, and demanded money.  In some instances, Wisnowski made the tellers believe he was armed and also threatened some tellers with violence. 
During the Columbia Bank robbery, Wisnowski appeared to point something at the teller from under his clothing, as if he had a gun. Wisnowski then demanded money, stating: “Give me all your hundreds.” As the teller gathered the money, Wisnowski counted backwards from 10.  He then fled with the money.
During the Fulton Bank robbery, Wisnowski gave a teller a manila envelope and stated, “Give me what I want and nobody gets hurt. I want large bills.”  He then pulled up his sweatshirt as if he had a gun.  The teller gathered the money and placed it in the envelope, after which Wisnowski fled.
Law enforcement tracked Wisnowski’s vehicle to the scene of the Fulton Bank robbery. Officers approached Wisnowski as he exited the bank and ordered him to the ground at gunpoint. Wisnowski threw the envelope filled with cash and fled. Law enforcement officers pursued Wisnowski and apprehended him moments later.
The bank robbery charges to which Wisnowski pleaded guilty each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.  Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 11, 2016."

How are bank robbers? Are they really nasty people? I have made a few in federal prison and believe it or not, they make good company.

To read more of my story about federal prison, go here...

Biggest Medicaire Fraud Arrest in USA history

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AG Loretta Lynch 

According to Wall Street Journal..."Federal agents have arrested roughly 300 suspects in what officials call their largest crackdown on Medicare fraud, with charges ranging from taking illegal payments for marketing medications to false physical-therapy claims.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the crackdown Wednesday, citing cases around the country where prosecutors say they found a wide variety of health-care fraud that totaled about $900 million in losses.
In California, officials have charged a man with receiving illegal payments for marketing compound medications, the costs of which were paid by Tricare, a program for members of the military, veterans and their families.
Previously, authorities have said compound-prescription sales involving Tricare were generating hundreds of millions of dollars in fraudulent transactions. The medications are specially mixed by pharmacists, often to treat pain, and often sell for thousands of dollars per prescription.
Other suspects charged in the crackdown include the managers of physical-therapy clinics in New York City that allegedly laundered money, paid kickbacks and billed Medicare and Medicaid for unnecessary treatments for patients." See link here....
When you take from the piggy bank, it sometimes comes to bite you back. I also read in another news report that one doctor and his associates from South Texas billed medicaire for 38 million dollars in phony claims. Ouch. Expect a long sentence for that case. The justice story says the following,"Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell announced today an unprecedented nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in 36 federal districts, resulting in criminal and civil charges against 301 individuals, including 61 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals, for their alleged participation in health care fraud schemes involving approximately $900 million in false billings.  Twenty-three state Medicaid Fraud Control Units also participated in today’s arrests.  In addition, the HHS Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is suspending payment to a number of providers using its suspension authority provided in the Affordable Care Act.  This coordinated takedown is the largest in history, both in terms of the number of defendants charged and loss amount.  
Attorney General Lynch and Secretary Burwell were joined in the announcement by Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, FBI Associate Deputy Director David Bowdich, Inspector General Daniel Levinson of the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG), Acting Director Dermot O’Reilly of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS), and Deputy Administrator and Director of CMS Center for Program Integrity Shantanu Agrawal M.D.
The defendants announced today are charged with various health care fraud-related crimes, including conspiracy to commit health care fraud, violations of the anti-kickback statutes, money laundering and aggravated identity theft.  The charges are based on a variety of alleged fraud schemes involving various medical treatments and services, including home health care, psychotherapy, physical and occupational therapy, durable medical equipment (DME) and prescription drugs.  More than 60 of the defendants arrested are charged with fraud related to the Medicare prescription drug benefit program known as Part D, which is the fastest-growing component of the Medicare program overall.
“As this takedown should make clear, health care fraud is not an abstract violation or benign offense – It is a serious crime,” said Attorney General Lynch.  “The wrongdoers that we pursue in these operations seek to use public funds for private enrichment.  They target real people – many of them in need of significant medical care.  They promise effective cures and therapies, but they provide none.  Above all, they abuse basic bonds of trust – between doctor and patient; between pharmacist and doctor; between taxpayer and government – and pervert them to their own ends.  The Department of Justice is determined to continue working to ensure that the American people know that their health care system works for them – and them alone.”
“Millions of seniors depend on Medicare for essential health coverage, and our action shows that this administration remains committed to cracking down on individuals who try to defraud the program,” said Secretary Burwell.  “We are continuing to put new tools and additional resources to work, including $350 million from the Affordable Care Act, for health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts.  Thanks to the hard work of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force, we are making progress in addressing and deterring fraud and delivering results to help ensure Medicare remains strong for years to come.”
According to court documents, the defendants allegedly participated in schemes to submit claims to Medicare and Medicaid for treatments that were medically unnecessary and often never provided.  In many cases, patient recruiters, Medicare beneficiaries and other co-conspirators were allegedly paid cash kickbacks in return for supplying beneficiary information to providers, so that the providers could then submit fraudulent bills to Medicare for services that were medically unnecessary or never performed.  Collectively, the doctors, nurses, licensed medical professionals, health care company owners and others charged are accused of submitting a total of approximately $900 million in fraudulent billing.' 
What can they expect in federal prison? Will they all end up in jail? It all depends on the money in how much they stole. The more you steal from the system, the more time you spend in prison...

To read about federal prison, read my story..