Crime

Giffords faces shooter as he is sentenced to life

By Hadas Haimov, November 9, 2012

Former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stood in federal court on Thursday to face her would-be assassin.

On January 8 2011, Jared Loughner, 24, a college dropout with a history of psychiatric disorders, opened fire near a supermarket in Arizona.

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Former City stockbroker Nicholas Levene jailed for Ponzi scheme

By Anna Sheinman, November 8, 2012

Former City stockbroker Nicholas Levene has been jailed for 13 years for “unprecedented” fraud, running a Ponzi scheme worth £32m.

The former deputy chairman of Leyton Orient defrauded a string of investors, many of them Jewish or Israeli, and blew £18m on parties and holidays, as well as numerous properties in Israel.

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New York man beaten and mugged during Hurricane Sandy

By Hadas Haimov, November 2, 2012

A Jewish man from Brooklyn was beaten and mugged during Hurricane Sandy.

The gang of five took advantage of the empty streets and attacked the man at 7pm on Monday.

The attackers kicked their victim repeatedly and knocked him unconscious. While the man was lying on the ground bleeding, the five stole his wallet and phone.

The victim was taken to hospital.

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Charedi man regrets affair, denies rape

By Simon Rocker, November 2, 2012

A Chasidic businessman charged with rape and indecent assault of a young woman may have to face a new trial in after a jury at Wood Green Crown Court failed to return a verdict.

Menachem Mendel Levy, a father of five aged 40, had pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing the woman from the age of 14 until 20.

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Looters hit Amy Winehouse's former home

By Sandy Rashty, November 1, 2012

Singer Amy Winehouse’s former home has reportedly been hit by looters who stole items worth more than £130,000.

Two iconic dresses, including the Back to Black-star’s wedding dress and a newsprint dress worn during a television appearance, were stolen from the property in Camden, north London, according to the Sun.

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Antisemitic abuse aimed at teen thieves

By Marcus Dysch, October 26, 2012

Two teenagers who broke into a synagogue have been released from a young offenders’ institute after winning an appeal against their original sentences.

David Gutweith, 18, and Uriel Broder, 19, were initially ordered to serve 16 weeks in a young offenders’ institute earlier this month after admitting taking part in a burglary at the Beth Shmuel Synagogue in Golders Green.

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Jewish school burglary verdict

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

A 22-year-old man faces a possible jail term after admitting repeatedly burgling a Jewish primary school.

Schneur Simmons appeared at Wood Green Crown Court on Monday, charged with four counts of burglary at the Torah Vodaas Primary School at Golders Green Synagogue, Dunstan Road, between January 2011 and August this year.

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Rape accuser: rabbis would not help me

By Simon Rocker and Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

A trial opened this week to allegations of rape inside the strictly Orthodox Jewish community.

Menachem Mendel Levy, 40, denies eight counts of rape or sexual assault of a young Orthodox woman, including three of indecent assault when she was a minor.

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Terror trial: ‘Would-be suicide bombers discussed gun attack on synagogue’

By JC REPORTER, October 25, 2012

The three Birmingham men accused of plotting a huge terror attack in the UK discussed storming a synagogue armed with guns had they been unable to make a bomb, a court heard today.

The would-be suicide bombers made a bungled attempt to destroy blueprints for a terror attack more deadly than 7/7, the court heard.

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Israeli police ordered offline over cyber attack fear

By Anna Sheinman, October 25, 2012

Israeli police officers have been ordered to disconnect their computers from the internet following fears of a possible attack on their computer system.

Following an intelligence tip-off indicating that a virus attack would be carried out using a CD or USB stick, an order was issued at 10.30 this morning to avoid inserting any hardware into computers, and all computers were taken offline.

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