The FBI has swooped on at least 26 Jews—including a rabbi and the former director of a religious special-needs school—in the orthodox-dominated town of Lakewood, NJ, for running a Medicaid scam which stole millions of dollars from the taxpayers—and “hundreds” more face arrest, authorities have said.
Yitzchok Kanarek (top left), Chaim Ehrman (top middle), William Friedman (top right), Sora Kanarek (bottom left), Liatt Ehrman (bottom middle), and Faigy Friedman (bottom right). (Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office).
The Jews—13 couples—are all active members of the orthodox community in Lakewood, which has seen a huge influx of Jews who have forced out many local residents.
According to local news service NJ.com, the Jews have all been charged with theft by deception and are accused of misrepresenting income to receive benefits from government programs such as Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (better known as food stamps), and a Home Energy Assistance Program that helps low-income families pay the cost to heat their homes.
Most of the arrested Jews live in luxury houses in Lakewood, and ran several highly profitable business as well—making the extent of their welfare fraud even more despicable.
A statement from Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato and state Comptroller Philip James Degnan identified those charged as:
- Eliezer, 33, and Elkie, 31, Sorotzkin are accused of wrongfully collecting approximately $74,960 in Medicaid benefits from January 2011 and December 2013.
- Samuel, 45, and Esther, 44, Serhofer are accused of illegally obtaining $72,685 in Medicaid benefits between January 2009 and December 2013.
- Yisroel, 37, and Rachel, 34, Merkin allegedly illegally collected approximately $70,557 in Medicaid, SNAP and HEAP benefits between January 2011 and December 2014.
- Jerome Menchel, 33, and Mottel Friedman, 30, are accused of collecting $63,839 in Medicaid and SNAP benefits between January 2011 and July 2014.
- Tzvi, 35, and Estee, 34, Braun allegedly collected $62,746 in illegal benefits from Medicaid, HEAP and Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (CICRF) between January 2009 and December 2013.
- Moseh, 30, and Nechama, 27, Hirschmann are accused of wrongfully collecting $53,418 in Medicaid and SNAP benefits from January 2011 and December 2015.
One report revealed that “law enforcement officials have indicated the arrests are just the tip of the iceberg, but they’ve already sent shockwaves through the Ocean County community, with the Asbury Park Press reporting hundreds of people have called township officials wondering how they can avoid arrest.”
“In the last two days, hundreds of residents called township leaders asking how they can avoid arrest or get amnesty related to an alleged public-assistance fraud scheme that could stretch into the millions of dollars, according to one law enforcement with knowledge of the ongoing probes,” the Asbury Park Press reported.
In addition, that newspaper’s source said that “dozens have also called Ocean County Social Services in Toms River to cancel their public assistance or update their income information.”
Mordechai Sorotzkin, center, brother of Rabbi Zalmen Sorotzkin, walks outside Trenton federal court after a hearing Monday on charges related to alleged public assistance fraud.
Local Yeshiva (Jewish religious school) leader Rabbi Aaron Kotler tried to explain away the massive fraud ring to media by claiming that they “need to do better to educate people [not to commit such fraud].”
According to the report, “members of the Vaad, a group of religious leaders and business owners in the town, acknowledged that the problem may be linked to the number of rabbinical students in Lakewood’s numerous yeshivas. Many qualify for poverty relief while studying, and Vaad members said the students need to do a better job of leaving public assistance once they begin making money.”
However, the luxurious houses in which most of the arrested Jews were living, reveals this excuse to be another blatant lie: it is impossible for people who live in $500,000+ houses not to know that it is “wrong” to falsely claim welfare as well.
FBI agents arrive at the $500,.000 house of Mordechai Breskin to arrest him on charges of public assistance fraud.
How Israel’s Treatment Of Palestinians Causes Terrorism In Europe And America
The Jews-only ethnostate has sent soldiers in to seize solar panels which were donated to a Palestinian village called Jubbet al-Dhib inside the occupied West Bank—even though the land belongs to the Palestinians and the village is very close to a number Jewish settlements, illegal under both Israeli and international law which are all connected to Israel’s national power grid.
Although Israel has claimed that the confiscation of the solar panels was carried out because they were “illegally erected,” the reality is that the move forms a part of a concerted effort to drive all the Palestinians out of the West Bank so that it can be annexed to the Jewish state.
According to reports, the Dutch government has now “lodged a formal complaint with the Israeli government”—but, of course, nothing else will happen because the Jewish lobby in the Netherlands will cause too much trouble for the Dutch government.
The hybrid diesel and solar power electricity system was installed last year in the village, which is home to 150 Palestinians whose livelihood is directly threatened by the illegal Jewish settlements.
The Palestinians pointed out that although the solar panels were erected without asking the Jews for permission, the reality is that the land is by all international law, Palestinian, and in any event that building permissions for new Palestinian homes and infrastructure are almost impossible to obtain.
The village mayor told Palestinian outlet Ma’an News that the panels were destroyed, although Comet-ME, the aid organisation which installed the panels, said that between 60 and 90 were taken away intact and other equipment at the site destroyed and left behind by Israeli forces.
The Dutch Foreign Ministry has asked for the equipment to be returned to Jubbet al-Dhib and is considering what “next steps can be taken”, according to a report in Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz.
Cogat, the Israeli military agency responsible for coordinating Israeli policy in Palestinian areas, said that several work-stop orders were issued before the day of the raid. Villagers maintain that they did not know the site had been targeted until Israel Defence Force (IDF) soldiers showed up.
Cogat said in a statement that the village had “other electricity sources” other than the “illegal electricity room”. Haaretz said that before the solar panel system was installed, the 150 residents relied on a couple of “old and noisy” diesel generators for three hours of power a day.
More than 300 structures in the occupied West Bank demolished by the Israeli authorities in 2016 were at least in part funded by the EU or international NGOs, an Israeli military official said earlier this year.
Last year also saw the highest number of Israeli demolitions of Palestinian structures since rights groups began records.
Although many in the West are either unaware of this ongoing brutal treatment of the Palestinians by the Jews—or do not care—the reality is that this sort of behavior has a direct impact upon the west.
This is because the Muslim world understands very well the relationship between the Jewish lobbies’ control of western governments and those nations unqualified support for Israel –and therefore correctly blame European nations for Israel’s actions in the Middle East.
This in turn provides ideological fuel to the Jihad fire which is currently raging in Europe—and is the primary reason for the ongoing terrorist attacks in Europe and America.