The photograph is from the FBI, and it’s marked “Evidence”. The caption as it appeared in The Journal News was Rabbi Zalman Beck and state Sen. Malcolm Smith outside L’chaim Manor in Monsey on April 26, 2012. They would be joined by FBI cooperator Moses Stern.
Malcolm Smith is currently serving a seven-year sentence in a Federal prison in Pennsylvania, and Moses Stern waits as the information he gathered against other suspects is still being balanced against his impending sentencing for his part in a $126 million fraud scheme against Citigroup.
That leaves Rabbi Zalman Beck whose role in this part of the federal investigation remains unclear. [Read more…]