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Friday, October 18, 2013

4 Remaining Defendants In "Kidnap And Torture Ring" In Court For Bail Hearing


Trenton, NJ - The four remaining defendants in the Orthodox Rabbi-run “kidnap and torture ring” were in court on Friday for a bail hearing, where bail for each was set between $500,000 and $1M.

NJ.com reports that the men appeared in federal court in Trenton before U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas E. Arpert, the same judge who set bail for other six defendants, including rabbis Martin Wolmark and Mendel Epstein, earlier in the week.

Bail for Jay “Yaakov” Goldstein was set at $1M, while Moshe Goldstein, Avrohom Goldstein, and Simcha Bulmash—-who are listed as the enforcers and witnesses in the indictment—-all had their bail set at $500K.

55 year-old Rabbi Martin Wolmark, head of Yeshiva Shaarei Torah in Monsey, is expected to be released Friday after putting up his home, as well as additional properties, to meet his $5M bail.

Wolmark, as well as Mendel Epstein, Ariel Potash, Binyamin Stimler, David Hellman, and Sholom Shucha will all remain under house arrest and be monitored by electronic ankle bracelets upon their release.

All are also required to surrender their passports as part of bail conditions.

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