(AKA: Yechiel Brauner)
- New York Sex Offender Registry (02/12/2006)
- B'KLYN House 'Theft' (12/28/2006)
- House was stolen in a pen stroke (12/28/2006)
- Three Indicted For Stealing Cancer Victim's House (12/30/2006)
- Yechiel (Jerry) Brauner, the Molester Rebbe SHLIT"A back on the streets (12/30/2006)
- Three charged with stealing home from dying woman (12/30/2006)
Brooklyn DA Announces Indictment of Three Men For Stealing
a Home from Elderly Cancer Victim
BEWARE! - Convicted child molester Yechiel Brauner gets
- After years of ignoring the problem, haredi synagogue bans serial pedophile (02/15/2011)
By Alex Ginsberg
New York Post - December 28, 2006
A devious cabal that included a pedophile rabbi stole a half- million-dollar home from a cancer-stricken woman, using a forged power of attorney to sell it and pocket the profits, Brooklyn prosecutors charged yesterday.
According to investigators, Margaret Franklin's Crown Heights home was stolen in August 2004 after Nathen Farkas, 31, forged a power of attorney, signing Franklin's name, that effectively handed control of her assets to co-defendant Russell Pitt.
The power of attorney was notarized by a third defendant, Jerry Brauner, 53, a rabbi who had been on probation since 2002 for the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old boy.
Pitt then "sold" the property to the fourth defendant, Winston Roche, 59, and a $476,000 mortgage was split among Roche, Pitt and Farkas.
"Margaret Franklin never got a nickel," said Assistant DA Michael Vaccaro. "Then she died."
Pitt, Farkas and Roche all face second-degree grand larceny conspiracy and other charges.
Farkas was ordered held on $85,000 bail and Roche on $45,000. Pitt is still at large.
Brauner was held on $85,000 bail for lying about prior sex-abuse convictions when he applied for his notary's license.
Lawyers for the three men arraigned yesterday denied that their clients knew anything sinister was going on, suggesting Pitt was the mastermind.
Yechiel (Jerry) Brauner, the Molester Rebbe SHLIT"A back on the streets
Three charged with stealing home from dying woman
Brooklyn DA Announces Indictment of Three Men For Stealing a Home from Elderly Cancer Victim
Brooklyn Eagle - Janurary 2, 2007
BROOKLYN — Three Brooklyn men were indicted this week for allegedly stealing an elderly woman's home while she was dying of cancer. A fourth man remains at large.
The defendants are charged with forging documents to give defendant Russell Pitt power of attorney over a building the woman owned at 39 Herkimer St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.
The indictment charges that in September 2004, Pitt and Nathen Farkas sold the home to Winston Roche. Roche, who is also charged in the scheme, allegedly divided the $476,000 mortgage with the other defendants. The woman died in 2005.
Defendant Jerry Brauner, who notarized Pitt's power of attorney, is charged with falsifying a notary public renewal application in which he denied that he was a convicted felon.
At their arraignments Wednesday, Farkas, 31, and Brauner, 53, were held in lieu of $85,000 bail. Bail for Roche, 59, was set at $45,000. Police are still searching for Pitt.
Brauner is charged with offering a false instrument for filing. Charges against Farkas, Roche, and Pitt include second-degree grand larceny, fourth-degree conspiracy and second-degree forgery.
Assistant District Attorney Michael Vaccaro is prosecuting the case for the Kings County District Attorney's Office.
BEWARE! - Convicted child molester Yechiel Brauner gets new car
Chaptzem Blog - August 01, 2007
Convicted Boro-Park child molester Yechiel Brauner was seen driving a new car that is not listed on his offender registry entry. The car is a light blue late 90's model Mercury Grand Marquis with the license plate number BHZ 5385. There is a handicap permit hanging from the rear-view mirror and the back lights of the car are broken and have lens tape on them. Warn your children and teenagers not to accept any rides from the man driving this car.
By Shmyra Rosenberg
Failed Messiah - November 15, 2011
Jerry Yechiel Brauner is a notorious Borough Park pedophile who was just released from a psychiatric facility. One of his favored stomping grounds is the Shomer Shabbos synagogue, a popular neighborhood minyan factory. For years, the rabbi who runs Shomer Shabbos refused to ban Brauner. Instead, he honored him, having him lead parts of the High Holiday services. But that has finally changed.
Nuchem Rosenberg is reporting that the hierarchy of Shomer Shabbos synagogue at 53rd and 13th in Borough Park have decided to ban Jerry Yechiel Brauner, barring him from entering the building.
I imagine the guys at Chaptzem, who have been complaining about Brauner and Shomer Shabbos for years, must be thrilled that their work is finally paying off.