By Paul Berger, January 14, 2010
A British property tycoon claims to be one of the principal victims of an alleged $200 million fraud targeting Orthodox Jews.
Berish Berger, one of Britain’s biggest post-war private landlords, along with about a dozen, mostly Jewish, plaintiffs, is suing Eliyahu Weinstein of Lakewood, New Jersey.
They claim that Weinstein, 35, tricked them into investing in a string of dubious property deals.
Mr Berger, worth an estimated £35 million according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List, says Mr Weinstein
swindled him out of £22 million.