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New York - Brooklyn DA Charges Jewish Businessman For Failure To Pay Workers’ Wages

Published on: August 20, 2015 06:52 PM
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Brooklyn, NY -  An Orthodox Jewish business owner was arraigned today in Brooklyn Criminal Court on charges that he schemed to defraud and failed to pay wages to five workers he hired to clean houses for Passover during March 25 and April 3 of last year.

According to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office, Samuel Just, 21, owner of Just Clean located in Bedford-Stuyvesant allegedly hired five workers – one man and four women – at the intersection of Division Street and Marcy Avenue in Williamsburg and hired them to clean houses for between $10 and $14 an hour. But workers say they were never paid, and if they did receive a check, it bounced. Officials told the Daily News (http://bit.ly/1NIxvy1) that Just owes over $4,500 in back pay.

“This defendant allegedly preyed on vulnerable people seeking employment, then cheated them out of their hard earned wages,” Brooklyn DA Thompson said.

One woman said she worked 27 hours straight cleaning houses before Passover, and was never paid the $2,300 she was promised. Just allegedly told the workers they were not authorized to work that many hours.

Other day laborers interviewed at the same intersection complained they, too, have been cheated by employers. “They rarely pay you completely. We work very hard,” one unidentified woman said. “If you work for four hours, they might pay your for three and a half, or sometimes even less. A lot of things happen here. Every one of us has had a bad experience.”

Just was charged following a complaint filed by the Workers Justice Project with the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office.


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 Aug 20, 2015 at 06:58 PM bennyt Says:

I don't think he qualifies for the title of "businessman."

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 06:58 PM curious Says:

If true-what a piece of dreck!

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 07:19 PM PowerUp Says:

Although its a crime and chilul hashem, aren't those workers cheaters for coming here illegally?

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 07:27 PM YosseleGoylem Says:

A Jewish Businessman? Not a Jew (at least not by his actions) and definitely not a Businessman. But glad they didn't call him a Jewish orthodox Rabbi...

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 07:44 PM SandmanNY Says:

B'yomo titen skharo. Nocher chilul b'Elul. Hashem yishmor otanu mei'atzmeinu.

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 08:09 PM stopthis Says:

Maybe other people will learn from this

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 08:23 PM anonymous23 Says:

A con man not a business man.

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 08:41 PM Anonymous Says:

Wow, this guy is wrong but that is one heck of an expensive cleaning lady at $85 an hour

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 08:54 PM yochy Says:

Reply to #3  
PowerUp Says:

Although its a crime and chilul hashem, aren't those workers cheaters for coming here illegally?

yes they are cheaters. what does that have to do with him cheating them? Deport them-but don't make them work for free. That is a crime.

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 09:22 PM AuthenticSatmar Says:

And how can they prove he didn't pay them cash? If a check bounced, why wasn't he charged for that? Because they can't produce it, because it's a lie. I'm glad the "Justice Project" found a new victim. This DA that was supported by our community that is now being stabbed in the back. Where are all the machers he paraded when he was running?

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 09:59 PM yaakov doe Says:

An absolute chillul Hashen for which there is no forgiveness.

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 Aug 20, 2015 at 10:43 PM a-believer Says:

Are you serious? All these so called workers are here illegally , work for cash , pay no taxes etc.
Anyway it is a chillul Hashem! In any event most of them steal as well! I wouldn't take any of them into my house!

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:03 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
PowerUp Says:

Although its a crime and chilul hashem, aren't those workers cheaters for coming here illegally?

and what if they are? what does that have to do with this article and the crime described in it?

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:04 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #8  
Anonymous Says:

Wow, this guy is wrong but that is one heck of an expensive cleaning lady at $85 an hour

not only an idiot, but can't do simple math

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:05 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
AuthenticSatmar Says:

And how can they prove he didn't pay them cash? If a check bounced, why wasn't he charged for that? Because they can't produce it, because it's a lie. I'm glad the "Justice Project" found a new victim. This DA that was supported by our community that is now being stabbed in the back. Where are all the machers he paraded when he was running?

they don't have to prove he didn't pay them in cash, he would have prove that he did, which is virtually impossible.

You apparently know nothing about law, or anything else.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:11 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #13  
a-believer Says:

Are you serious? All these so called workers are here illegally , work for cash , pay no taxes etc.
Anyway it is a chillul Hashem! In any event most of them steal as well! I wouldn't take any of them into my house!

because you are honest, never steal or cheat, pay all your taxes, and never do anything illegal. Well, you acn be sure that I would never take YOU into MY house either.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 07:12 AM Anonymous Says:

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YosseleGoylem Says:

A Jewish Businessman? Not a Jew (at least not by his actions) and definitely not a Businessman. But glad they didn't call him a Jewish orthodox Rabbi...

Sorry, but he is a bad guy, but still a Jew.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 09:23 AM Error! Says:

If he is guilty, he's not Orthodox although he may dress like an Orthodox Jew; just another phony.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 09:27 AM Realist77 Says:

Unfortunately this happens often.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 10:34 AM Chillax Says:

"Other day laborers interviewed at the same intersection complained they, too, have been cheated by employers. “They rarely pay you completely. We work very hard,” one unidentified woman said. “If you work for four hours, they might pay your for three and a half, or sometimes even less. A lot of things happen here. Every one of us has had a bad experience.”

Although this guy is definitely a con (if what they claim is really true), most of these workers are uneducated and don't know how to calculate their payroll.
I had one a few weeks ago who always claimed she worked one more hour than she really did., I didn't know if she was lying or she simply didn't know how to count.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 10:40 AM ramyif Says:

Reply to #21  
Realist77 Says:

Unfortunately this happens often.

What do expect from those in Willamsburg who march shoulderto shoulder with pro PLO/Hamas against Eretz Israel? They put ads in the New York Times that Israel starts all the wars put out by the so-called Central Rabbinical Congress of US and Canada

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 09:42 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #19  
Anonymous Says:

Sorry, but he is a bad guy, but still a Jew.

you are 100% correct.

It always amazes me when pompous, self-righteous hypocritical VIN commenters believe they can revoke a person's Jewishness because of something that person did.

Even if it were possible, which it cearly is not, who are they to be judge and jury anyway?

Thank you for pointing out the obvious, although apparently this is not obvious to everyone!

good comment.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
ramyif Says:

What do expect from those in Willamsburg who march shoulderto shoulder with pro PLO/Hamas against Eretz Israel? They put ads in the New York Times that Israel starts all the wars put out by the so-called Central Rabbinical Congress of US and Canada

Please get your facts straight before commenting. There are no Neturei Karta in Williamsburg. We don't even allow them into our schools!!
The Satmar Rebbe used to quote " Our enemy's enemy (meaning the arabs) are not our friends"

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:01 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #11  
AuthenticSatmar Says:

And how can they prove he didn't pay them cash? If a check bounced, why wasn't he charged for that? Because they can't produce it, because it's a lie. I'm glad the "Justice Project" found a new victim. This DA that was supported by our community that is now being stabbed in the back. Where are all the machers he paraded when he was running?

no check bounced, he just didn't pay them, as is vclear from the article.

But I don't expect better from a Satmar, the scourge of Jewish Orthodoxy and an embarrassment to all Jews.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:02 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #22  
Chillax Says:

"Other day laborers interviewed at the same intersection complained they, too, have been cheated by employers. “They rarely pay you completely. We work very hard,” one unidentified woman said. “If you work for four hours, they might pay your for three and a half, or sometimes even less. A lot of things happen here. Every one of us has had a bad experience.”

Although this guy is definitely a con (if what they claim is really true), most of these workers are uneducated and don't know how to calculate their payroll.
I had one a few weeks ago who always claimed she worked one more hour than she really did., I didn't know if she was lying or she simply didn't know how to count.

yeah, exactly the same as your situation, not paying any of them at all and your worker disputing one hour.

am oretz!

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #25  
Anonymous Says:

Please get your facts straight before commenting. There are no Neturei Karta in Williamsburg. We don't even allow them into our schools!!
The Satmar Rebbe used to quote " Our enemy's enemy (meaning the arabs) are not our friends"

funny comment: you write:

The Satmar Rebbe used to quote " Our enemy's enemy (meaning the arabs)..."

if Satmar's enemies are the Jews in Israel, the rest of Jewry has no use for satmat here or in Israel.

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 Aug 21, 2015 at 12:26 PM shmiras halshon Says:

who says you are allowed believe the press. you are allowed to protect youself but you are not allowed to believe the press. the press is full of slander.

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