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Bloomingburg, NY - Victory For Lamm As Judge Tosses Racketeering Suit

Published on: August 27, 2015 09:35 PM
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A Charedi man is seen waking the streets of Bloomingburg, NY on Nov. 24, 2014. (Shimon Gifer/VINnews) A Charedi man is seen waking the streets of Bloomingburg, NY on Nov. 24, 2014. (Shimon Gifer/VINnews)

Bloomingburg, NY - Developer Shalom Lamm can cross another item off his to do list, as a federal judge dismissed yet another suit against the Bloomingburg developer today.

Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, dismissed the suit charging Lamm and several others with multiple instances of deception, corruption, bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and voter fraud over a nearly ten year period in order to push through the 396 home Chestnut Ridge housing development in Bloomingburg.

The 158 page lawsuit, which cites federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations law, was filed on April 14th by the Bloomingburg Village Board and the town of Mamakating.


In her one page order consisting of just a single paragraph, Judge Forrest dismissed the case and refused to hear oral arguments.  The judge stated her intention to further elaborate on her decision within the next several weeks.

“We said when this suit was filed that it was nothing but a public relations stunt and an egregious waste of taxpayer dollars,” Michael Fragin, of the Bloomingburg Jewish Community Council told VIN News. “People of all races and religions should be welcome to live in Bloomingburg.  It is an outrage that the town of Mamakating is intent on keeping a particular ethnic group out.”

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Read Comments (4)  —  Post Yours »


 Aug 27, 2015 at 10:53 PM Anonymous Says:

They are all Pine Bush students.


 Aug 28, 2015 at 08:22 AM MAYERFREUND Says:

It's about time they should learn that if you can't fight them join them.


 Aug 28, 2015 at 10:34 AM albroker Says:

this judge forrest needs to be investigated, probably a Cuomo appointee.


 Aug 29, 2015 at 11:15 PM Abba_S Says:

She is a Federal judge, President Obama appointed her. It is not over yet, Lam /Satmers must prove that the town discriminated against the Hasidim and violated their civil rights.


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