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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Menachem Stark Partner Israel Perlmutter May Be Suspect

The business partner of a Brooklyn landlord whose scorched body was found in a dumpster is being eyed as a possible suspect in the grisly killing, sources said Monday.

Investigators digging for clues in the slaying of Menachem Stark are focusing on the activities of his business partner, Israel Perlmutter.

Perlmutter is being treated as a possible suspect because police are convinced he has been lying to them about Stark and trying to use a Russian businessman as a scapegoat, a police source said.

Another police official said no one has been ruled out.

Wall Street Journal reportedNew York Police Department detectives don't have a firm lead on the suspects or motive in death of Menachem "Max" Stark, 39 years old, but were looking into his history of "business practices," a law-enforcement official said. Investigators believe Mr. Stark was specifically targeted, the official said. reported: In shocking new developments, cops are now telling that they consider Menachem Stark‘s business partner, Israel Perlmutter as a possible suspect in the murder of what some have come to call the scum landlord.

According to the nydailynews, cops have now drawn their attention on the dealings of Israel Perlmutter, 42, convinced that Stark’s business partner is lying to them as Perlmutter has set about using a Russian businessman as a scapegoat.

JTA reported: New York police are targeting the business partner of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark as a possible suspect in the Hasidic man’s murder.

Investigators say Israel Perlmutter, 42, of the  South Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, is lying to them about Stark, the New York Daily News reported.

Stark and Perlmutter were partners in several real estate ventures, including a Brooklyn apartment building. They defaulted on its $29 million mortgage in 2009.

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