Saturday, August 05, 2017
Jona Rechnitz sent an e-mail to Mayor De Blasio saying that a Hasidic community patrol knew about an infamous 2014 abduction of a Brooklyn slumlord two hours before notifying police.
An e-mail released Friday showed that the real-estate investor — a major mayoral donor now implicated in a corruption scandal — notified De Blasio that the Shomrim patrol was aware of Menachem Stark’s abduction in a message titled “Hassidic [sic] Jew burned.”
“The shomrim knew 2 hours before they called then [sic] NYPD. Maybe police could have caught the killers early enough had they known,” read the e-mail dated Jan. 4, 2014.
Stark was abducted and thrown in a Dodge Caravan on Jan. 2, 2014. His body was later found burned inside a dumpster. Two brothers were nabbed in the murder in 2016.
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