Rabbi Pinto’s right-hand man linked to porn bootlegging operation

April 07, 2011 12:22PM

Ben Zion Suky, the right-hand man of the real estate community’s influential Rabbi Yishayahu Yosef Pinto and a real estate developer himself, is linked to a bootleg porn video operation, according to the Jewish Daily Forward. A decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said Suky, through Direct Distributors of which he was a principal, bought thousands of counterfeit DVDs from a Montreal-based bootlegging operation and sold them out of a storefront on West 36th Street. These legal troubles come on the heels of a recent foreclosure suit against his 37-unit building at 215 East 81st Street. [Forward]


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