Milton Balkany

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Rabbi Milton Balkany Gets 4 Years in Prison for Extortion Scheme

    Crooked rabbi Balkany‚ÄčPolitical heavyweight Rabbi Milton Balkany was sentenced today to four years in prison for trying to shake down a hedge fund. As the Post reports, federal judge Denise Cole took the unusual step of ordering the 64-year-old rabbi jailed immediately, saying she was "seriously c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Milton Balkany, Brooklyn Rabbi With Clout, Guilty as Charged in Shakedown Case

    Frances M. Roberts/Newscom​A jury in Manhattan federal court yesterday convicted Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany of extortion, thus ending one of New York's longest-running lucky streaks. The verdict caps a seven-day trial which revealed a drama worthy of John Guare or David Mamet: Secretly reco ... More >>

  • Columns

    November 10, 2010

    The Rabbi Who Conned Himself

    Milton Balkany hedges and misses his bets

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Milton Balkany, Brooklyn Rabbi, Busted Again

    ​There are many choice quotes contained in the new federal complaint filed yesterday against Milton Balkany, the politically connected Borough Park rabbi whose Rolodex includes well-thumbed cards for influential figures ranging from Bob Dole to Rudy Giuliani. Here's Balkany, 63, telling repr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Rudy Giuliani Cancels City Hall Appearance; Kerikphobia Suspected

    ​Rudolph Giuliani was supposed to come to City Hall to endorse conservative Republican Michael Grimm in his race for the Staten Island Congressional nomination, but one day after announcing it, he's canceled. No reason is given, but we suspect he did not wish to be questioned by the press tha ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2004

    Jail Breaks

    Influential Rabbi Barred From Lobbying Federal Prison Officials

  • News

    September 2, 2003

    Rabbi Bunco

    An Ally of Senators and Mayors Is Charged With Fraud