NY - A federal judge has agreed to loosen the house arrest restrictions placed on a Staten Island Orthodox Jewish drug kingpin so that he can fully participate in the planning of his upcoming nuptials.
THE NEW YORK DAILY Reports that the ruling paves the way for Jonathan Braun who is currently awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to running an international drug ring with an estimated worth in the tens of millions of dollars to accompany his five-moth pregnant fiancé on a visit to the gravesite of the late Lubavicher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Schneerson, as well as take part in the festivities surrounding his upcoming wedding.
Braun’s defense attorney, John Meringolo, convinced Federal Judge Sandra Townes to allow Braun who is currently free on $8M bail to attend a wedding announcement party at his future in-laws, as well as the seven night “Sheva Brachot.”
Court papers also state that Braun can accompany his fiancé to shop for rings and tuxedos, and accompany her, as well, to any pre-natal care appointments.
Braun is facing up to 20 years in prison.