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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rabbi Meshulam Rothschild Arrest By The ATF

A Brooklyn rabbi who allegedly scammed the state out of nearly $200,000 a week in unpaid cigarette taxes has been snuffed out of business, The Post has learned.

Authorities say Meshulam Rothschild, 26, was moving illegal cigarettes bearing no tax stamps out of his warehouse on Spencer Street in Williamsburg.

The Post witnessed his arrest in a raid earlier this month by the Brooklyn DA’s office and feds from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

Rothschild, a member of the Pupa Hasidic sect, allegedly purchased the untaxed cigarettes in Virginia and then peddled them to bodegas and shops in Chinatown and elsewhere in the city.

He moved about 3,600 cartons a week, sources said. The state lost about $50 in tax on each contraband carton.

One source said Rothschild actually had to start sending the cigarettes back to Virginia for phony tax stamps at one point because Chinatown merchants were refusing to buy the unstamped packs — for fear they were inferior fakes from China.

Rothschild also was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument for allegedly possessing more than 11,000 phony tax stamps from the Old Dominion state. That top rap could land him 15 years behind bars.

Also arrested in the scheme were three members of the same family: Nasmi Havolli, 51; his son Nart, 20; and Nasmi’s nephew Blerim, 24.

In all, 23 people have been busted for beating the state and city out of more than $2 million in cigarette taxes, officials said.

A fraction of the money has been recovered through forfeitures.

In one case, cig-tax scofflaw Mamdu Bayy, 34, forfeited almost $240,000, and in another, cheat Ching Chong Lam, 46, gave up $180,000 to satisfy the charges against them, a spokeswoman for the Brooklyn DA said.

During another sting, two men, Gani Hodja and Abdul Herkash met with an undercover investigator to buy untaxed cigarettes and wound up spraying the operative with mace. They then stole the shipment of Newports and Marlboros, the spokeswoman said.


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    1. Definitely a Rabbi, maybe even has human organs to sell as a second sideline. Chek out his brethren Rosenbaum of NJ.

  2. Go after real criminals

  3. This guy did major business selling at the Mikvah

  4. he also kosher edible condoms in the munkacher mikvah

  5. He is no Rabbi, secondly, he was not the one dostributing the cigareetes, the trio mentioned in the article were distributing, and he was just one of their clients.

  6. Should we surprized

  7. jews see swindling christians as not a crime but a duty,
    they are vermin, there was a man some years back witha smal moustache who tried to help the world over the jews, but the jews tricked us into not accepting his freedom, and accepting jewish slavery

    1. you are right about the Jewish slavery thing but what does trying to save a few bucks have to do with it. $50 dollar tax on a carton of cigs is outlandish. In this case the Jew should have got a medal.

    2. Who do you think collects the tax???

    3. Geoffrey Franklin of the Finn clanMarch 3, 2012 at 12:57 AM

      That is what is so great about it. One jew tax collector trying to make sure the other jews pay the tax.

    4. may you and all haters have the same end as the guy with the mustache, in a dark cellar like him, just a bit sooner.

  8. Jews are brought up to lie, cheat and swindle the Goy from birth.

    The fault lies with the Rabbis that perpetuate this radicalization.

  9. Yes,Jews have an intense hatred of the goyim....goy means "cattle" in Hebrew

  10. Typical Jew. Typical jew behaviour. Typical jew justification "In this case the Jew should have got a medal".

    May God save humanity from these devil-worshipping (rabbi ? yeah, right) neanderthals who have been destroying us for 3,000 years.

  11. These Rabbis are green snakes in green grass. They hide behind the umbrella of being a rabbi. All rabbis are either child molester , thieves or combo. So why not arrest them all?

    They walk around like the world owes them something, get a job , pay taxes and stop your fucking whining.