Hasidic community allegedly held info on Stark kidnapping for hours

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Aug.August 05, 2017 11:52 AM
 

A email has emerged that adds a new piece to the puzzle surrounding the infamous 2014 abduction of Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark.

Jona Rechnitz — the JSR Capital chief who allegedly received special favors from the De Blasio administration and skipped town last month for California — sent an ­e-mail to Mayor De Blasio claiming that a Hasidic community patrol knew about Stark’s kidnapping for two hours before calling police, according to the New York Post.

The email, which was released Friday, notified De Blasio that the Shomrim patrol was aware of Stark’s abduction in a message titled “Hassidic [sic] Jew burned.”

“The shomrim knew 2 hours before they called then [sic] NYPD. Maybe police could have caught the killers early enough had they known,” Rechnitz wrote in the e-mail dated Jan. 4, 2014.

Stark was abducted and thrown in a Dodge Caravan on Jan. 2, 2014. His body was later found burned inside a dumpster. Two brothers were nabbed in the murder in 2016.

Stark, 39, was abducted outside his Williamsburg office during a snowstorm in 2014. His burnt body was found in a dumpster near a Long Island gas station [NYP]Christopher Cameron


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