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  • Menachem Stark did not leave a will

    April 02, 2014 09:59AM
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    Menachem Stark (right) with his wife Bashie and son

    Brooklyn developer Menachem Stark, whose slaying has yet to yield an arrest, did not have a will, according to court records. His widow Bashie Stark was appointed yesterday as administrator of the estate, which will be required to list all of Stark’s assets in bankruptcy court as well as surrogate’s court. Bashie’s seven children have been named as beneficiaries.

    “The assets of the estate are unknown,” Seth Rubenstein, a lawyer for the widow, said. “The administrator must appear in a bankruptcy proceeding whose resolution may or may not bring assets into the estate.” [more]

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  • Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Investigators are closing in on a suspect in the grisly killing of Brooklyn developer Menachem Stark.

    Detectives tell the Stark family that an arrest is imminent and could come before Passover on April 14, or just after the eight-day holiday, a source told the New York Post. Stark was accosted outside his Williamsburg office in January and shoved into a Dodge Caravan. His charred corpse was found in Great Neck the following day, and police found the vehicle on a Brownsville street a week later. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    The family of Menachem Stark will be receiving winnings from a raffle won by the slain Brooklyn developer, whose body was found in a Long Island dumpster two months ago.

    Stark, whose kidnapping and murder is still under investigation, bought 100 tickets for $1 each last year in a synagogue raffle to help poor families with wedding expenses. Stark won the raffle, which was held on Wednesday. His family will receive his $18,000 prize. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark’s portfolio revealed

    March 07, 2014 11:00AM
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    Click to enlarge (Menachem Stark photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    From the March issue: Two months after the burned body of Brooklyn developer Menachem Stark was found at a gas station in Great Neck, L.I., the motive behind his murder remains opaque. Now law enforcement officials and lawyers are looking to the real estate portfolio Stark amassed during the last boom for clues. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Slain Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark’s blood and DNA were found inside a van they believe was used to abduct him earlier this month, according to a police department source.

    On January 2, Stark was accosted outside his Williamsburg office and shoved into a Dodge Caravan. His charred corpse was found in Great Neck the following day, and police found the vehicle on a Brownsville street a week later. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    The $1.7 million that was “improperly” removed from a bank account controlled by slain Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark and his business partner Israel Perlmutter was withdrawn over a “protracted period of time,” according to new court filings.

    Jonathan Flaxer, a court-appointed trustee for an in-debt building at 100 South 4th Street owned by Stark and Perlmutter, told United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Elizabeth Stong that the money was removed over time, the New York Daily News reported. The money was removed before Stark’s abduction and murder earlier this month, Flaxer added. [more]

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  • 100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg (Photo credit: PropertyShark) and Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg (Photo credit: PropertyShark) and Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    More than $1.7 million was “improperly” removed from slain Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark’s bank account, according to court filings. United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Elizabeth Stong ordered a review of an account controlled by Stark and his longtime business partner Israel Perlmutter last week, after Stark’s kidnapping and murder earlier this month. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Though Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark owed millions of dollars to multiple creditors, the kidnapping that led to his death was likely ordered over a single debt of $20,000, according to police investigators.

    A contractor that Stark owed roughly that amount to is now a leading suspect in the homicide, according to police. The contractor has connections to both the van that was used to abduct Stark outside his Williamsburg office, police said, and a cellphone that was found attached to the undercarriage of the slain developer’s car. [more]

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  • 100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg (Photo credit: PropertyShark) and Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg (Photo credit: PropertyShark) and Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    Slain developer Menachem Stark’s inability to pay back a loan secured by a 74-unit Williamsburg
 rental property were among the bad bets that caused a Chicago bank to go into bankruptcy, according to a lawsuit. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark and Mayor Bill de Blasio

    WEEKENDEDITION As the search for the killers of Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark enters its second week, Mayor Bill de Blasio has weighed in, promising to find those responsible. [more]

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  • Snow spooked Menachem Stark’s killers

    January 09, 2014 03:30PM
    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Menachem Stark (Credit: Eli Wohl)

    Slain landlord Menachem Stark’s killers likely meant to ditch the body further from New York City, but wound up in Great Neck as a snowstorm brewed.

    Video footage of the white van used in Stark’s Jan. 2 kidnapping shows the van circling the area in Great Neck where the body was ultimately found. [more]

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  • 100-Stark

    100 South 4th Street in Williamsburg (Photo credit: PropertyShark) and Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    A subsidiary of lender Deutsche Bank, acting as a trustee for a 
defaulted $29 million loan on Menachem Stark’s 74-unit Williamsburg
 rental property at 100 South 4th Street, is concerned about possible
 unauthorized use of funds in the building’s bank account, U.S.
 Bankruptcy Court records filed yesterday show.

 [more]

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  • stark-stakeout

    Menachem Stark  (Photo credit: Eli Wohl) and the minivan

    One of at least two men believed to have kidnapped and killed Williamsburg landlord Menachem Stark was staking him out for two weeks prior to last Thursday’s incident.

    The man, who remains unidentified, was seen in the Brooklyn neighborhood as early as Dec. 19. Stark’s widow told police she saw a Dodge Caravan minivan matching the description the car that nabbed him parking outside their house roughly one week before the abduction. A third person may have been in the van and served as the driver, law enforcement sources said. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark (right) with his wife and son

    Menachem Stark (right) with his wife and son

    Menachem Stark’s brutal murder last week may have been masterminded by one of the many people whom he owed money to, according to police department sources.

    Stark owed sums ranging from thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and one of his creditors may have run out of patience, police sources said. The sources added that the two men who were hired to abduct and kill Stark may have been recruited from abroad. [more]

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  • stark

    From left: Henry Mazurek and Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    In response to reports that police consider him a murder suspect, Israel Perlmutter – business partner to slain Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark – said he is “angered and distraught by such a baseless allegation.”

    “Mr. Perlmutter is outraged at any insinuation that he had anything to do with this unthinkable violent act against a dear friend and partner,” said his attorney, Henry Mazurek of Clayman & Rosenberg.  [more]

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  • Menachem Stark

    Menachem Stark (Photo Credit: Eli Wohl)

    The investigation into the grisly murder of Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark has taken a dramatic turn, with his business partner Israel Perlmutter reportedly now considered a possible suspect in the case.

    Police investigators are watching Perlmutter’s activities closely, a police source told the New York Daily News, because they are convinced he has been lying to them about Stark and has been using a Russian businessman as a scapegoat. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark (right) with his wife and son

    Menachem Stark (right) with his wife and son

    The family and tenants of slain Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark hosted a press conference today demanding justice for his brutal murder and pledged a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of his killers. But as the search continues, members of the real estate community are speaking out, illuminating a complex image of the late businessman. [more]

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  • The New York Post cover story on the Menachem Stark murder

    The New York Post cover story on the Menachem Stark murder

    The New York Post’s reporting on the murder of Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark has attracted widespread outrage from members of the Orthodox Jewish community as well as local politicians. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams demanded that the tabloid issue an apology Saturday.

    Stark was abducted from outside his Williamsburg office late Thursday night and his charred body was discovered in a Great Neck dumpster late Friday afternoon. The Post’s front-page headline read “Who didn’t want him dead?,” and the story in the newspaper speculated that Stark had several enemies as a result of his allegedly shady business dealings and record as a landlord. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark

    Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    WEEKENDEDITION The badly burned body of Williamsburg developer Menachem Stark has been found in a Great Neck dumpster outside a gas station.

    Stark, a member of the Satmar Hasidic sect, was kidnapped late Thursday night by two assailants outside his office on Rutledge Street near Broadway, police said. [more]

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  • Menachem Stark

    Menachem Stark (Photo credit: Eli Wohl)

    UPDATED, 4:14 p.m., Jan. 3: Menachem Stark, a Brooklyn-based real estate developer from the Satmar Hasidic sect, has been kidnapped from his Williamsburg office, according to police reports.

    Stark was kidnapped late Thursday night by two assailants, police said. One man was lying in wait outside Stark’s office, and when Stark emerged, a struggle ensued. A second man then pulled up in a minivan and together, the men hustled Stark into the van and drove off, according to surveillance tape seen by the police. The investigation is ongoing, a police dispatcher told The Real Deal. [more]

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