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Monsey, NY - Rockland's DA Jewish Community Liaison Surrenders Badge

Published on: July 17, 2016 08:30 PM
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FILE - Rabbi Zalman Beck and state Sen. Malcolm Smith outside L'chaim Manor in Monsey on April 26, 2012. (Photo: FBI photo)FILE - Rabbi Zalman Beck and state Sen. Malcolm Smith outside L'chaim Manor in Monsey on April 26, 2012. (Photo: FBI photo)

Monsey, NY - A liaison who is credited with building a greater sense of trust between Rockland County’s Jewish community and the local district attorney’s office turned in his badge last week amid accusations of making illegal donations to a political campaign.

Rabbi Zalman Beck was appointed to a volunteer position by Rockland County district attorney Thomas Zugibe in 2008.

According to reports  in the Journal News, Rabbi Beck is said to have obtained straw donations for Senator Malcom Smith’s failed 2013 New York City mayoral run.  Smith was sentenced to seven years in prison for attempting to bribe his way onto the ballot.  Two Spring Valley officials are also serving prison time because of their involvement in Smith’s activities.

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Zugibe said that he was first made aware of the allegations by a reporter for the Journal News. He praised Rabbi Beck for his work building bridges between the tightly knit Jewish community, resulting in greater reporting of criminal conduct and sexual abuse by members of the Jewish community.

“Rabbi Beck has also made great strides in educating the communities to ensure compliance with our laws,” said Zugibe.  “He has proven to be a respected and effective asset to law enforcement in Rockland County.”

Rabbi Beck could not be reached for comment.


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 Jul 17, 2016 at 09:07 PM schmaltzy Says:

Question: How bad are we that there are always stories of corruption in the community? Sorry to say this , but it seems where there is frumkeit ( and I am a frumie) there is corruption. We better start cleaning up our act fast. Not saying Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut is not going to count for too much where it really counts. Upstairs.

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 Jul 17, 2016 at 09:42 PM Anonymous Says:

Hopefully the DA will be the next one indicted. He refuses to protect our molested kinder and always tries to discourage parents who want to prosecute when their kids are abused. This must stop now so our kids can lead a safe life.

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 Jul 17, 2016 at 09:48 PM Anonymous Says:

"Rabbi Beck could not be reached for comment." Oy, the new square ruv must have told him to keep quiet. Beck has followed the ruv's orders for years. The fbi is onto us big time.

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 Jul 17, 2016 at 10:43 PM Anonymous Says:

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schmaltzy Says:

Question: How bad are we that there are always stories of corruption in the community? Sorry to say this , but it seems where there is frumkeit ( and I am a frumie) there is corruption. We better start cleaning up our act fast. Not saying Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut is not going to count for too much where it really counts. Upstairs.

Was Bernie Madoff a hidden frumie?

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 Jul 18, 2016 at 12:06 AM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #1  
schmaltzy Says:

Question: How bad are we that there are always stories of corruption in the community? Sorry to say this , but it seems where there is frumkeit ( and I am a frumie) there is corruption. We better start cleaning up our act fast. Not saying Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut is not going to count for too much where it really counts. Upstairs.

Looks like you don't know the facts. Curouption has nothing to do with Frumkeit.

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 Jul 18, 2016 at 11:30 AM MMNSY Says:

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schmaltzy Says:

Question: How bad are we that there are always stories of corruption in the community? Sorry to say this , but it seems where there is frumkeit ( and I am a frumie) there is corruption. We better start cleaning up our act fast. Not saying Hallel on Yom Haatzmaut is not going to count for too much where it really counts. Upstairs.

You have a negative eye sorry to say. As soon as you see frumkeit and corruption you associate the two and the two must go together. You ever noticed corruption by non frum people? You never saw frum honest people? whats up with you? maybe some hatred?

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 Jul 18, 2016 at 02:04 PM kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

the DA is hiding something he is obviously corrupt.

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 Jul 18, 2016 at 04:04 PM Anonymous Says:

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kenyaninwhitehouse Says:

the DA is hiding something he is obviously corrupt.

Hundreds of molestation cases he turned down to prosecute. Our pedophiles have a haven in Ramapo and molest without any fear.

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