Forward reporter Paul Berger responds to a letter from the attorney for Sam Kellner
I write this letter on behalf of my client, Sam Kellner, in response to the article that was published online on November 14, 2013 by the Forward.
The prospect of a plea deal for accused child abuser Baruch Lebovits was shot down by both the prosecution and defense as Brooklyn Supreme Court Judge Mark Dwyer announced a January 23 hearing to set a date for his retrial.
The story of Sam Kellner involves charges of child sex abuse, extortion and political shenanigans. The only thing more elusive than what actually happened is what it all means.
Is Sam Kellner a hero or a shakedown artist? Listen to his own voice captured in secretly recorded conversations — and decide for yourself.
The troubled bribery and extortion trial of a Brooklyn man who says his son was a victim of child abuse has been delayed — again.
Ken Thompson, the Democratic candidate for Brooklyn district attorney, has sharply criticized incumbent Charles Hynes’ prosecution of a prominent Hasidic advocate against sexual abuse. Now he’s hedging his stance.
Last Thursday, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind called on Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes to drop the charges against Sam Kellner — a Munkacs Hasid, who, in 2010, reported to the DA that his son had been sexually molested by Baruch Lebovits, but was later accused of extorting the witnesses – allegations that now appear to be false.