Crooked rabbi BalkanyPolitical 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 >>
Frances M. Roberts/NewscomA 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>