A Hasidic thug who savagely beat an elderly Orthodox Jewish man during a dispute in Borough Park nearly six years ago was convicted of robbery yesterday for his role in the vicious attack.
A Brooklyn Supreme Court jury yesterday found Isidore Farkas, 40, guilty of robbery for taking the $800 digital camera of Harold Weinberg, 76, a civil engineer.
NYPD cops initially refused to charge Farkas, who is Hasidic, when he was first arrested on the evening of Aug. 18, 2005, soon after the attack -- a decision that came after 20 Hasids descended on the 66th Precinct station house.
"It took a long time in coming. it was a fair verdict," said Weinberg.
Farkas faces a minimum of 3½ years -- and a maximum of 15 --in prison.