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Orange County, NY - FBI, Law Enforcement Raid Underway At Locations In Kiryas Joel

Published on: May 12, 2016 11:47 AM
Last updated on: May 12, 2016 12:40 PM
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Orange County, NY - The FBI and several local law enforcement departments are raiding multiple locations in the village of Kiryas Joel.

Authorities are tight lipped on the specifics about the ongoing blitz.

One of the locations where agents have been seen stationed is the same school where a principal is under investigation after videos surfaced online showing a head teacher engaged in inappropriate behavior and possible abuse involving a student.

It is unclear if the current raid is related to that video or to previous FBI investigations of possible fraud involving the federal E-Rate technology funding in Rockland County and in Williamsburg or possible irregularities involving school lunch programs as previously reported on VIN News (http://goo.gl/c5e1E4).

Agents were also seen outside the headquarters of Kiryas Joel’s Department of Public Safety.

FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser at the bureau’s New York office declined to comment other than to confirm there was an ongoing operation in Kiryas Joel.

Captain Scott Hamill of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office told VIN News that the raid was being conducted by the FBI’s regional office based out of Stewart International Airport in Newburgh but declined to comment on the operation, saying only that personnel from his office were providing assistance to the FBI.

Representatives from the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office were also spotted with federal agents.  Sullivan County District Attorney James Farrell was not available and did not return repeated calls for comment.

News 12 is reporting that officials confirm that search warrants are being executed at this time and agents wearing jackets bearing the words “FBI Cyber Task Force” were seen removing boxes from the search targets.  According to The Journal News, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office had no comment on today’s activities in Kiryas Joel.

Updates to follow on this developing story.


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 May 12, 2016 at 12:08 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

where there is smoke there is fire but in KJ there is a conflagaration or wild fire. There has to be dozens arrested to bring justice.

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 May 12, 2016 at 01:08 PM Maven Says:

Reply to #1  
kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

where there is smoke there is fire but in KJ there is a conflagaration or wild fire. There has to be dozens arrested to bring justice.

# 1, Justice??

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 May 12, 2016 at 01:16 PM bennyt Says:

I heard they're looking for people who may have eaten matzos on erev Pesach.

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 May 12, 2016 at 01:37 PM Mark Levin Says:

Reply to #1  
kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

where there is smoke there is fire but in KJ there is a conflagaration or wild fire. There has to be dozens arrested to bring justice.

Why are you presuming guilty before anything? Are you even a yid? My guess is not!

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 May 12, 2016 at 01:40 PM Yoely99 Says:

And all this on Yom haaztmaus

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 May 12, 2016 at 02:00 PM rebbe Says:

Interesting that the FBI raid is unfolding as Israel celebrates its 68th birthday.

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 May 12, 2016 at 02:09 PM bubii Says:

Oy gevalt siz mamesh a shande far de yiddin.

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 May 12, 2016 at 02:17 PM acanada Says:

They're looking for contraband tziyoini materials.

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 May 12, 2016 at 02:32 PM RocklandRes Says:

Reply to #4  
Mark Levin Says:

Why are you presuming guilty before anything? Are you even a yid? My guess is not!

Your right. Probably not a yid, his English is too good.

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 May 12, 2016 at 02:33 PM blank space Says:

since Satmar does not celebrate Yom Ha'aztmaot, so it is permissible to raid their offices on this day.

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 May 12, 2016 at 02:52 PM bennyt Says:

Reply to #6  
rebbe Says:

Interesting that the FBI raid is unfolding as Israel celebrates its 68th birthday.

Well the FBI figured that all of the Satmar students and administration would be in school today since they would certainly NOT be chas v'shalom celebrating the 68th birthday of the Zionost medina.

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 May 12, 2016 at 03:19 PM ExpatriateOwl Says:

"It is unclear if the current raid is related to that video or to previous FBI investigations of possible fraud involving the federal E-Rate technology funding in Rockland County and in Williamsburg or possible irregularities involving school lunch programs as previously reported on VIN News"

Nobody really cares about sexual abuse. It is likely to be something involving the government's money.

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 May 12, 2016 at 03:28 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #3  
bennyt Says:

I heard they're looking for people who may have eaten matzos on erev Pesach.

Good one.
Are you a comedian ?

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 May 12, 2016 at 03:45 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

Kiryas Joel is the "poorest" town in America yet looks stunning, bec. almost all work off the books and commit Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, Section 8, Obama phone, E-rate, wire and tax fraud.

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 May 12, 2016 at 04:20 PM savtat Says:

Oy vie izz meer. Goonish git vett kimmen fin daym.

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 May 12, 2016 at 05:53 PM Anonymous Says:

Keep up the good work, Preet.
You have hundreds of us feeding you tips and you're listening. Kj has the most 80 thousand dollars kitchens in NY. And they're all on welfare on my dime.

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 May 12, 2016 at 06:17 PM FullaBullaRav Says:

Reply to #14  
kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

Kiryas Joel is the "poorest" town in America yet looks stunning, bec. almost all work off the books and commit Medicaid, food stamps, WIC, Section 8, Obama phone, E-rate, wire and tax fraud.

Yep. But the difference is Orange County and Rockland County will eventually investigate. Good luck seeing this on a large scale in BP or Willy

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 May 12, 2016 at 06:18 PM Fulla Bulla Rav Says:

Reply to #10  
blank space Says:

since Satmar does not celebrate Yom Ha'aztmaot, so it is permissible to raid their offices on this day.

Yes. It's before Lag B'Omer so there's an extra heter.

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 May 12, 2016 at 06:20 PM Anonymous Says:

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RocklandRes Says:

Your right. Probably not a yid, his English is too good.

What a genius you are, insulting all Jews by saying their English is poor, while you couldn't even get right the proper use of "your" vs. "you're" in your stupid little post. Racist fehrd what you are.

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 May 12, 2016 at 06:20 PM Fulla Bulla Rav Says:

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ExpatriateOwl Says:

"It is unclear if the current raid is related to that video or to previous FBI investigations of possible fraud involving the federal E-Rate technology funding in Rockland County and in Williamsburg or possible irregularities involving school lunch programs as previously reported on VIN News"

Nobody really cares about sexual abuse. It is likely to be something involving the government's money.

You're probably correct. Unless the sexual abuse carried over into Sullivan County. Why would those guys care about Orange County? The answer may be the shady dealings going on in Bloomingburg. The housing community that looks really nice and will be for section 8 folks out of KJ. The developers allegedly lied to the local municipality.

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 May 12, 2016 at 06:25 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #12  
ExpatriateOwl Says:

"It is unclear if the current raid is related to that video or to previous FBI investigations of possible fraud involving the federal E-Rate technology funding in Rockland County and in Williamsburg or possible irregularities involving school lunch programs as previously reported on VIN News"

Nobody really cares about sexual abuse. It is likely to be something involving the government's money.

Your comment is disgusting (I'm overly kind). Your ignorance is showing. Sexual abuse, as bad as it is, is not a federal crime. It is a state crime. It is not investigated by the FBI. I agree that more needs to be done to prevent and prosecute sexual abuse. But your comment is irrational. It's like saying that someone who goes into a pizza shop must hate fleishigs. Idiotic.

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 May 12, 2016 at 07:23 PM Phineas Says:

Reply to #16  
Anonymous Says:

Keep up the good work, Preet.
You have hundreds of us feeding you tips and you're listening. Kj has the most 80 thousand dollars kitchens in NY. And they're all on welfare on my dime.

Feeding tips? I really hope not. It is one thing to want people to be yoshor but quite another to destroy families by being moser on something you have no chisaron in.

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 May 12, 2016 at 07:59 PM mikeetg Says:

Whatever the outcome here, it should be ensured that all staff in all schools are trained about appropriate boundaries and contact.

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 May 12, 2016 at 10:01 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #23  
Phineas Says:

Feeding tips? I really hope not. It is one thing to want people to be yoshor but quite another to destroy families by being moser on something you have no chisaron in.

When a Jewish child is molested it's my duty to report it. If the family is destroyed, I don't care....it's all about the kinder.

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 May 12, 2016 at 10:03 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

Your comment is disgusting (I'm overly kind). Your ignorance is showing. Sexual abuse, as bad as it is, is not a federal crime. It is a state crime. It is not investigated by the FBI. I agree that more needs to be done to prevent and prosecute sexual abuse. But your comment is irrational. It's like saying that someone who goes into a pizza shop must hate fleishigs. Idiotic.

Wrong, the fbi raided because of the sex videos. Read the article above.

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 May 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM circle Says:

Reply to #9  
RocklandRes Says:

Your right. Probably not a yid, his English is too good.

Wow, yours must be pretty poor. Doesn't everyone know a sentence begins with an upper case, especially in the beginning of a paragraph?

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 May 12, 2016 at 10:23 PM circle Says:

Reply to #9  
RocklandRes Says:

Your right. Probably not a yid, his English is too good.

Wow, yours must be pretty poor. Doesn't everyone know a sentence begins with an upper case, especially in the beginning of a paragraph?

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 May 12, 2016 at 10:29 PM circle Says:

Reply to #16  
Anonymous Says:

Keep up the good work, Preet.
You have hundreds of us feeding you tips and you're listening. Kj has the most 80 thousand dollars kitchens in NY. And they're all on welfare on my dime.

It must be a difficult life living as an ignoramus. The reason why KJ is listed as poor is not because they don't work. They work and make a lot of money, it is just that they have large families and it is considered poor per capita.

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 May 13, 2016 at 01:07 AM wondering Says:

Reply to #23  
Phineas Says:

Feeding tips? I really hope not. It is one thing to want people to be yoshor but quite another to destroy families by being moser on something you have no chisaron in.

Thankfully, I don't have tips to feed but "something you have no chisaron in'.
is just not true anymore. Sorry. Their behavior affects all Jews. Jews who pay taxes AND more importantly Jews who are lumped together with them. Go to lohud.com and read the comments on this story there.
See what kind of anti-semitism the behavior of people who take all kinds of federal benefits (i.e.MONEY) yet behave like this is breeding....
The 'outsiders' are getting smart and realizing that they dont want to subsidize this lifestyle. The costs are very high and the costs to the reputation of Jews in general is even higher!

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 May 13, 2016 at 01:29 AM wondering Says:

Reply to #29  
circle Says:

It must be a difficult life living as an ignoramus. The reason why KJ is listed as poor is not because they don't work. They work and make a lot of money, it is just that they have large families and it is considered poor per capita.

Where did you get that spin from?
The reason why KJ is listed as poor is because of the median household income.Google the definition. Median household income is not divided by the number of people in the household.
According to the Census Bureau, a household refers to a single housing unit and all of the people that live in it.
and from wikipedia on median household income:
That the size of a household is not commonly taken into account in such measures may distort any analysis of fluctuations within or among the household income categories, and may render direct comparisons...difficult or even impossible.[8]

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 May 13, 2016 at 10:35 AM RocklandRes Says:

Reply to #21  
Anonymous Says:

Your comment is disgusting (I'm overly kind). Your ignorance is showing. Sexual abuse, as bad as it is, is not a federal crime. It is a state crime. It is not investigated by the FBI. I agree that more needs to be done to prevent and prosecute sexual abuse. But your comment is irrational. It's like saying that someone who goes into a pizza shop must hate fleishigs. Idiotic.

It could be federal if there is child porn on the computers.

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