Figures: David Pasternak (former President), Sandor Samuels (former President/CEO), Terry Friedman (former Executive Director) -- of BET TZEDEK (the Los Angeles "House of Justice"), an affiliate of the LOS ANGELES JEWISH FEDERATION. The evidence shows the three of them colluding in racketeering in the Los Angeles superior court. Highly decorated FBI veteran, renowned fraud expert James Wedick opined that their conduct was "fraud". But ADL refuses for years to address the evidence of racketeering in Bet Tzedek.
Tel-Aviv, January 13 - Joseph Zernik, PhD, wrote to Rabbi David Wolpe, urging him to avoid any association with Bet Tzedek - the Los Angeles Jewish community's "House of Justice". Rabbi Wolpe confirmed reading the request, but failed to provide a response. Following is a copy of the letter to Rabbi David Wolpe.
Rabbi David Wolpe, Sinai Temple
RE: Urging you to avoid any association with Bet Tzedek
Dear Rabbi Wolpe:
Following recent commercials for a Bet Tzedek fund raiser, featuring your name, I write to you as a former member of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles, and as one who was instrumental in documenting racketeering in Bet Tzedek, urging you to avoid any association with Bet Tzedek.
Under the leadership of its former President, Mr Sandor Samuels, Bet Tzedek was nothing less than a Jewish racket under the guise of a Jewish legal charity, headed by one of the architects of the epidemic of mortgage and foreclosure fraud, and also a key figure in corruption of the state and US courts from coast to coast.
Perhaps the most highly acclaimed fraud expert alive in the US today, FBI veteran James Wedick, decorated by US Congress, by FBI Director, and by US Attorney General, issued a fraud opinion regarding conduct of another former President of Bet Tzedek - Mr David Pasternak. Today Mr Pasternak is President of the California Bar Association...
Under its current President, Ms Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek continues to list among its leaders some of the persons, who have been involved in the racketeering, and also continues to refuse to assume any accountability for their conduct in their capacities in Bet Tzedek.
The story of Bet Tzedek - one of the the highest visibility organizations of the Greater Los Angeles Jewish Federation - and the tight relationships between Bet Tzedek, its leaders, and notable rabbinical figures, is no doubt a story that goes into the heart of the character of the Los Angeles Jewish community today.
Finally, one cannot avoid noticing the irony: The fund raiser that you are going to decorate with your rabbinical presence also re-unites some of the key perps of the financial crisis with a former US Attorney General - Eric Holder - who is notorious for instituting the US Department of Justice "Too Big to Fail, Too Big To Jail" policy regarding criminality in the banks.
Your presence in such an event would not add to the reputation of the organized Los Angeles Jewish community, the reputation of Jewish religion, or your own reputation as a rabbi...
Joseph Zernik, PhD