Saturday, March 15, 2014

Interesting story about developer and voter fraud

From CBS New York:

The struggle for control of a small town in Sullivan County has drawn the attention of federal agents.

As CBS 2’s Lou Young reported Friday, newcomers have been pitted against longtime residents of the village of Bloomingburg, in what is now a voter fraud investigation.

Some residents of the village at the edge of the Catskills welcomed the FBI agents who poured in on Thursday. One resident took photos as more than 40 agents raided over a dozen locations — the offices and property of developer Shalom Lamm.

“We were hoping to get, you know, things investigated, and maybe it’s finally happening,” said Bloomingburg resident Teek Persuad.

They are worried about a takeover of the village, beginning with Lamm’s controversial townhouse project that is currently under a court challenge. The project would triple the population in the town.

Meanwhile, numerous building renovations started without permits have been ordered stopped, and a series of rental properties also owned by Lamm, have led to a sudden flurry of voter registrations in the last month – right before an election last week.

“You have to be a resident to vote,” said attorney Jonathan Chase. “You don’t vote and then become a resident.

“These people don’t actually live here,” said resident and development Jim O’Shea. “They move in on the weekend, and then they go back to wherever they come from.”

The people whom O’Shea was talking about are all Hasidic or ultra-Orthodox Jews, and critics have said the sudden property purchases and development seem designed to turn Bloomingburg into a religious enclave like some others closer to the city in Rockland County.

An attorney for Lamm acknowledged the voter fraud investigation.


Anonymous said...

Why doesn't this surprise me?

Anonymous said...

The Asians follow in their footsteps apparently!

Anonymous said...

Well, you know it reminds me of those two graduates of the Queens Library 'College', Jimmy and his home-boy George, where resources are taken from the community (read St Mary Sr Center) and given to the new (anything that happens in LIC and Dutch Kills in the past decade or so)

colonizers seize a community from those whose only guilt is the be in the way

and THAT is going on right across the river from the UN.

J said...

where does shalom think he's doing?building illegal settlements,trying to treat the residents of catskills like they do to the palestinians in Israel?

and to those townspeople,they are true heroes.all you longtime real queens and brooklyn people take notice,investigations can be done with enough persistence.and all those yellow hack elected sellouts,let this be a warning.

Anonymous said...

If you ever get a chance, read the book Postville, which describes the same boys from Brooklyn taking over a town in the midwest so that they could run a Kosher slaughterhouse there. As an aside, the slaughterhouse was later busted for hiring illegal aliens--some underage--and treating them badly.

Anonymous said...

These upstate Hasid towns (Kiryas Joel, etc.) are creepy as hell. I lived up that way for a few years, and let me tell you, they don't give a SHIT about what the locals think.

Anonymous said...

I guess once you get out of the city the Jews are no longer a "protected class of people"

I'm happy the residents have the balls to stand up to these people and their nonsense.

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 7: I feel so protected and privileged in this city.

Grow up, troll.

Anonymous said...

Be careful driving up I87 and across the Tap on friday afternoons.

Those minivans will run you off the road!