Hacker Suspect In JCC Bomb Threats, Named Michael Kaydar, Used Bitcoin, Google Voice

The Israeli-American suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats. Read more

Hacker Suspect In JCC Bomb Threats Forced Delta Flight Emergency Landing In New York

A conversation with the American Delta Air Lines reveals that the Israeli arrested on suspicion of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the world, is also suspected of causing a forced emergency landing in JFK airport in New York in early 2015. Read more

Suspect In Bomb Threats May Have Been Paid To Harass JCCs

A teenager with dual US-Israeli citizenship who allegedly made hundreds of false bomb threats over the years to Jewish community centers around the world may have been paid for foreign entities to do so, Channel 2 reported Thursday night. Read more

US Attorney General Welcomes Israeli Arrest In Jewish Center Threat Case

WASHINGTON – US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday the arrest in Israel of a suspect in bomb threats made to American Jewish centers reflected the government’s determination not to tolerate hate crimes. Read more

Israel Police: Israeli-American Jew Behind Most of JCC Bomb Threat Calls

An 18-and-a-half year old dual US-Israeli citizen from Ashkelon has been arrested on suspicion of standing behind most of a series of bomb and other threats to Jewish communities ranging from the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand over the past six months. Read more

Jona Rechnitz Pleads Guilty To Giving Cash For NYC Official

A major donor to Mayor de Blasio has secretly pleaded guilty to making campaign donations to public officials in exchange for official action. Read more

Shomrim Leader Shaya Lichtenstein Gets 3 Years In Prison For NYPD Gun License Scam

NEW YORK – A Borough Park Shomrim member who pleaded guilty to bribing New York City police officers to get gun permits has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison. Read more

Hasidic Shomrim Member Gets Four Years For Beating of Gay Black Man In Williamsburg

A member of a Hasidic neighborhood watch group who viciously beat a gay black man in Brooklyn in 2013 will spend four years behind bars for the attack. Read more

Taj Patterson’s Lawyer Accuses Prosecutors of Protecting Assailant Due To Political Ties

The lawyer for a black Brooklyn man who was beaten in a racially-charged attack is accusing prosecutors of refusing to indict one of the assailants because of his family’s political ties. Read more

Gur Hasidic Man Faces Serious Charges In, kidnapping, Drugs Case

Eliezer Vigdarovich, a well-connected and well-known figure in the Gur Hasidic community, is facing an array of serious criminal charges in an affair that some in the district attorney’s office describe as “straight out of a Hollywood script.” Read more