Joe Levin told the rabbi that the man he’d kidnapped was “half dead already.”
Cattle prods, kidnapping and an alleged murder plot.
Federal prosecutors have charged a third Hasidic man in an alleged conspiracy to kidnap a man who had refused to release his wife from marriage.
An Israeli rabbi and an acolyte from an Orthodox Jewish community upstate were charged by the feds Tuesday in a scheme to kidnap and kill a fellow member of their sect for refusing to grant his wife a religious divorce.
Orange County, NY – Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), and William J. Bratton, Commissioner of the New York City Police Department (“NYPD”), announced the filing of a federal…