Wednesday, December 19, 2007

YASSKY SUPPORTER UNDER SCRUTINY

Sources tell YFP that Louis Kestenbaum, an associate of Rabbi Weisz is under investigation in regards to the Weisz case. Kestenbaum is a big political supporter of City Councilman David Yassky. (Shown in photo below)




The biggest crook of them all is the known Mafia Thug and Gangster LOUIS a/k/a/ LEZER KESTENBAUM who is behind all this chillul hashem, here is a small example from the Daily News of the bribery that KESTENBAUM is involved:

New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com Real estate biz boosts Yassky run
BY JOTHAM SEDERSTROM DAILY NEWS WRITER Thursday, May 11th, 2006
The real estate industry is pouring thousands into Councilman David Yassky's congressional campaign , including two controversial developers, the Daily News has learned. Joshua Guttman and the Kestenbaum family are just two of the land barons who have given more than $150,000 to Yassky, according to filings.
Subliminally or subconsciously, these folks probably get more access to Yassky when the phone rings,said Neal Rosenstein, a government reform coordinator for the New York Public Interest Research Group.

After Guttman's Greenpoint Terminal Market went up in flames in a suspicious fire last week, Yassky returned a $500 contribution. Guttman has denied involvement in the fire, the city's largest since 9/11.
Spokesman Evan Thies denied that developer Louis Kestenbaum’s contributions influenced Yassky.
There is absolutely no link between donations and David governing, said Thies. There are plenty of developers in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights who have given him money and are upset over his stance against their developments. Yassky helped create affordable housing in Brooklyn and was an opponent of DUMBO developer Jed Walenta's 38 Water St. project, which threatened to block views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Thies said.
Guttman and Louis Kestenbaum also have contributed to other politicians including Sens. Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, City Councilman Simcha Felder, former presidential candidate Al Gore and former vice presidential candidate Jospeh Lieberman.

Williamsburg preservationists also pointed to the Austin, Nichols & Co. warehouse at 184 Kent Ave., which the City Council voted not to give landmark status to in November. As representative of the district, Yassky was the force behind the nonlandmark vote.
The building is owned by brothers Louis and Moshe Kestenbaum - who in 1991 pleaded guilty to a scheme to sell cosmetics and groceries intended for the former Soviet Union.
Instead, the Kestenbaums and three others were convicted of illegally selling them in the U.S. for a $44 million profit.

In the last two years, Yassky has gotten a total $21,100 from Louis Kestenbaum's son, Joel, and $30,000 from two Kestenbaum business associates.
Yassky officials said he was unaware of the Kestenbaums crimes.
Experiences shows us that when a candidate is receiving hundreds if not thousands of contributions, it is next to impossible to know what each contributor has done years and years ago that might raise a question,said Yassky election lawyer Jerry Goldfeder. We look at all the contribution checks, and we scrutinize them as best we can.
Posted by mafia basher on July 17, 2007 8:45 PM
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