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Sullivan County, NY - Shalom Lamm Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Corrupt The Electoral Process In Bloomingburg

Published on: June 6, 2017 02:51 PM
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FILE - Shalom Lamm talking with Chasidic residents in Bloomingburg yeshiva. Nov. 24, 2014 (Shimon Gifter/VINnews.com)FILE - Shalom Lamm talking with Chasidic residents in Bloomingburg yeshiva. Nov. 24, 2014 (Shimon Gifter/VINnews.com)

Sullivan County, NY - Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, today announced that SHALOM LAMM pled guilty to conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process, in connection with an election in Bloomingburg, New York. 

LAMM pled guilty earlier today before United States District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains federal court. 

Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim said:  “As he has now admitted, Shalom Lamm conspired to advance his real estate development project by corrupting the democratic process, specifically by falsely registering voters.  The integrity of our electoral process must be inviolate at every level; our democracy depends on it.” 

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According to the allegations contained in the Indictment, as well as statements made in related court filings and proceedings:

Starting in 2006, SHALOM LAMM, a real estate developer, sought to build and sell real estate in Bloomingburg, New York. 

From these real estate development projects, LAMM and others hoped for and anticipated making hundreds of millions of dollars.  But by late 2013, the first of their real estate developments had met local opposition, and still remained under construction and uninhabitable.

When met with resistance, rather than seek to advance their real estate development project through legitimate means, LAMM and others instead decided to corrupt the democratic electoral process in Bloomingburg by falsely registering voters and paying bribes for voters who would help elect public officials favorable to their project.

Specifically, in advance of an election in March 2014 for Mayor of Bloomingburg and other local officials, LAMM and others, and people working on their behalf, developed and worked on a plan to falsely register numerous people who were not entitled to register and vote in Bloomingburg because they actually lived elsewhere.

Those people included some who never intended to live in Bloomingburg, some who had never kept a home in Bloomingburg, and indeed, some who had never set foot in Bloomingburg in their lives. 

LAMM and others took steps to cover up their scheme to register voters who did not actually live in Bloomingburg by, among other things, creating and back-dating false leases and placing items like toothbrushes and toothpaste in unoccupied apartments to make it seem as if the falsely registered voters lived there.

LAMM and others also bribed potential voters by offering payments, subsidies, and other items of value to get non-residents of Bloomingburg to register unlawfully and vote there. 

LAMM, 57, of Bloomingburg, New York, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.  The maximum potential sentence in this case is prescribed by Congress and is provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by the judge.

LAMM’s sentencing is scheduled for September 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.   

Co-defendant Kenneth Nakdimen pled guilty on May 25, 2017, to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process.  His sentencing is scheduled for September 9, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

     



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 Jun 06, 2017 at 03:13 PM happypappy Says:

Why do these guys have to look so jewish and create another chilul hashem?

Note: if ur involved in corruption please dress accordingly.
Thanks

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 04:01 PM Anonymous Says:

That's why Reb Shalom would have been well advised to steer clear of this group.

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 06:06 PM wondering Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

That's why Reb Shalom would have been well advised to steer clear of this group.

And the reason for your blatent hate of chassidim is?

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 06:50 PM FARSHAMNT Says:

To #1 I don't get it! The only person in the picture who doesn't "LOOK SO JEWISH" is the one accused; so why are you hating on the rest of the folks?!
To #2 From the article it is clear that "REB SHOLOM" was the one guilty.

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 07:05 PM hashomer Says:

Wow, another black eye Upstate for all Jews, especially the charedi, who are nearly universally despised here by our goyisha neighbors and OTD Jews alike. Feh...

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 09:12 PM fat36 Says:

These Animals create a problem for Jews everywhere don't these selfish people understand it already

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 09:19 PM Anonymous Says:

Oh! And my mother so revered his father.

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 09:22 PM boobi Says:

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hashomer Says:

Wow, another black eye Upstate for all Jews, especially the charedi, who are nearly universally despised here by our goyisha neighbors and OTD Jews alike. Feh...

Interestingly i think you guys are the otd jews,you seem to have no shame whatsoever everyday another chusid is found to be a crook so i suggest you keep you mouth or writing here shut.

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 Jun 06, 2017 at 10:22 PM wondering Says:

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hashomer Says:

Wow, another black eye Upstate for all Jews, especially the charedi, who are nearly universally despised here by our goyisha neighbors and OTD Jews alike. Feh...

Why is this particular story about the chassidim? This is about Lam wanting to makes millions of $$$

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