by Jeff Davis
The Guardian newspaper in Great Britain reports: “A Jewish charity co-founder who claimed he crisscrossed the globe rescuing Torahs as a ‘Jewish Indiana Jones’ has surrendered to face mail and wire fraud charges after authorities said he duped benefactors by fabricating dramatic stories about sometimes dangerous trips, including to concentration camp sites in Poland and Germany.”
Why would such trips be dangerous? Auschwitz and other famous camps are now tourist attractions and are extremely Jew-friendly, since Jews are the only ones who bother to visit such places.
Back to the Guardian: “Menachem Youlus, who owns the Jewish Bookstore in Wheaton, Maryland, where he lives, was charged in a criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Manhattan and was released on Wednesday on $100,000 (£61,000) bail. His attorney, Paul Rooney, said: ‘We deny this accusation, and anything else we have to say will be said in court.’”
Such public statements are usually strong indicators of guilt.
Guardian: “Court papers said 50-year-old Youlus carried out the fraud from at least 2004 until last year, pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars through the Save a Torah charity he co-founded in 2004 as a nonprofit organisation. A criminal complaint said he passed off Torahs he bought from US dealers to synagogues and congregations nationwide, sometimes at inflated rates. It said he put nearly a third of $1.2m collected by the group into his personal accounts, spending some of it on private school tuition for his children and on personal expenses, including meals and healthcare. More than $1m was forwarded by the charity to Youlus’s bookstore account.”
All financial transactions these days involve computerized records and leave a footprint that glows in the dark to anyone with a subpoena. Like the Internet, the various police agencies monitor financial movement all the time.
The Guardian goes on: “The publicly stated mission of the charity was to locate and acquire Torahs that survived the Holocaust or had been taken from Jewish communities worldwide and repair them so they could be used in communities that needed them. In reality, Youlus rarely travelled abroad during the years he was claiming to go Torah hunting, the complaint said. ‘Menachem Youlus called himself the Jewish Indiana Jones, but his alleged exploits were no more real than those of the movie character he claimed to resemble,’ the US attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement. ‘He chose poorly in allegedly exploiting an excruciating chapter in Jewish and international history to perpetrate a brazen fraud that played on the heartstrings of the people for whom the painful memories of that period will never die.’”
Aha! The U.S. Attorney prosecuting the case is a Hindu! Probably someone the Obama regime stuck in there on a diversity quota. Apparently this Third Worlder has not been taught to sweep embarrassing episodes like this under the carpet. A proper White liberal Democrat would make sure these charges would never have seen the light of day.
The article notes “According to a criminal complaint prepared by the US postal inspector Greg Ghiozzi, an application by Save a Torah to become a charity listed on the federal government’s campaign to encourage donations by federal employees boasted that Youlus had ‘been beaten up, thrown in jail, and gone $175,000 into debt, to bring these holy scrolls out of less-than-friendly places, back to safety and a new life’. …investigation of Youlus’s globetrotting found no facts to support claims that Youlus rescued the ‘Auschwitz Torah’ in Poland from inside a metal box that he located and unearthed in 2004 using a metal detector. There was also no evidence that he discovered a Torah in 2002 that had been hidden during the Second World War under the floor of a barracks at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.”
That’s an interesting admission because, if it is possible that part of these legends may be false, then that opens the entire issue of fakery with relation to concentration camps and all other matters pertaining to the Holocaust.
Somebody in the U.S. Attorney’s office definitely jumped the gun here and didn’t clear this prosecution with the higher-ups. It could open some cans of worms that have been sealed since 1945. Anyone care to wager this case drops off the radar and in a few months the charges against this thieving Hebrew are quietly dropped?