Legal Abuse



Bank Fraud ~ Wire Fraud ~ Tax Fraud ~ Contract Fraud ~ Corporate Fraud ~ Hate ~ Conspiracy ~ Perjury ~ RICO

Money Laundering ~ Fraudulent Occupancy ~ Use of Property ~ Use of Government Programs

Bankruptcy Schedules ~ Theft, Vandalism and Destruction of Property ~ Contempt Of Court


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 Guaranteed by our constitution, property rights are the most fundamental of our rights. Our system of laws only works if that singular, basic right is defended to the extreme.

 After forty years of hard work, Paul and Irene Griffin were robbed of their investment property, their residential home and their life’s savings. First, by a fraudulent debtor in our bankruptcy court, and then by corruption within the court itself.

“Having raised my hand and sworn an oath to protect our country from all enemies, both foreign and domestic…It is unconscionable that in the land for which I fought, that my wife of forty four years and I would one day be standing alone against those who wear the garments of the righteous.”

“Process” is meant to be a legal formula by which we arrive at the truth.

Unfortunately, neither the formula, nor the scales of justice are balanced. 

“Justice Delayed = Justice Denied”    “Where-go Ethics: Ergo Justice”    “Is It Justice Or Just Us”

Rabbi Abraham C Steinwurtzel and his Hasidic Jewish congregation of Brooklyn, NY (Kollel Mateh Efraim, LLC) illegally and fraudulently occupied our resort property, The Meadows in Fosterdale, NY…Seventy acres, one hundred rooms and catering for three hundred people. (See video below) and then filed a fraudulent bankruptcy in the name of a non-existent entity. When their fraudulent filing was disclosed to the court by our attorney, David Carlebach, these debtors simply filed a second bankruptcy, utilizing the tax ID and name of a religious corporation, Kollel Mateh Efraim, LLC. However, they spent the next ten years denying that they are in fact the debtor, despite the fact that they are the ones who signed the documents and were the beneficiaries of those documents. It took four years of intense litigation before we successfully evicted them. By this time, we were completely depleted of everything that we had worked a lifetime to achieve.

“The Fruit Of The Poisoned Tree” and “The Fruits Of Our Labors”



During their four years as a “debtor in occupancy” of our property we, of necessity, continued to pay the mortgage, taxes, etc., while this fraudulent debtor enjoyed free and exclusive use and benefit of our property. Without consequences, they defied court orders for payment under a contract; under court ordered Use & Occupancy; and for Adequate Protection. Also during this time, this debtor in occupancy “leased” our property to others for compensation. They utilized their superior financial resources to pervert the course of justice and to resist all legal attempts to remove them from our property. They prevented us from selling our own property during the peak real estate market of 2004-2007. They even placed a notice in a prominent Hebrew magazine stating, “To All Holy Institutions of Our Brethren of Israel” not to purchase our property

Property damage, demolition and vandalism of a disgustingly biased nature that the debtor and his congregation had inflicted upon our property was conspicuous and telling. There is no doubt in our minds that this constituted a criminal act and was conceived in hate! The trustee and other officers of the court witnessed the extent of the damages to our property and expressed their disgust at the obvious vandalism, destruction and graffiti of a grossly biased nature, written in Hebrew, with blue paint sprayed on doors, walls, windows and fittings. The strings of the owner’s Grand piano had been violently ripped out and left hanging as a further statement of the debtor’s disdain for the owners. Also during the enforced bankruptcy stay, fixtures and fittings were removed from the property without trustee authorization. The trustee made no effort to secure the property nor to restrain the debtor from their plundering of the property. When presented with this evidence, the court completely evaded the issue and rendered no comment. We can only conclude that the implicit evidence of a hate crime was more than the court could handle. Due to this conspicuous fraud and blatant injustice, The Meadows was lost in a subsequent foreclosure, along with our savings and our award winning business and residential home, The Griffin House.

A Hate Motivated Crime; Inside A Court Assisted Enigma;

Wrapped In A Bankruptcy Fraud

While the “process” has been an entirely corrupted paradigm, the substantive facts of this fraud have never been permitted to percolate to the surface in a court of law. After ten years of filings and countless adjournments by the debtor, our attorney, David Carlebach missed a single filing deadline and the case was dismissed by judges Stuart M Bernstein SDNY, and Richard Sullivan SDNY. An appeal is pending in the second circuit. Justice hasn’t simply been blind…it has been mired in a swamp of judicial abuse, arrogance and corruption. These criminals used our system of laws like a burglars tool kit and while wielding a corroded sword of injustice, Judge Stuart M Bernstein drove the get away car. Together, they have pilfered and plundered all that for which Irene and I had worked an entire lifetime. The Hasidic community continues to render our system of laws as a farce, and the officers who reside there as accomplices. (Corroborating Media: New York Times  In The Press)This case has epitomized a culture of judicial corruption. Believing that justice requires its champions, I have written to: President Obama ;  Director Clifford J. White III US Trustee; U.S. Trustee William K Harrington;  FBI, U.S. Secret Service, ACLU, Attorney General Holder; Senator Bill Nelson; Senator Marco Rubio; Congressman Richard Nugent; Etc.

Debtor/Defendants Rabbi Abraham C. Steinwurzel and his congregation, Kollel Mateh Efraim, LLC along with a wealthy real estate developer, Jack Lefkowitz and Maskil El Dal, LLC, in collusion with the law firm of Backenroth, Frankel & Krinsky, LLP (which law firm did Affirmatively Aid A Fraud) brought together their superior organizational wealth, predatory stealth, and non-profit status while they violated every ethical, moral and sacred covenant that they profess to represent; all while subverting our bankruptcy courts. They have demonstrated that they have unlimited funds for litigation, and for convolution of the judicial process, but purportedly, none to pay their debts.

Standing alone against a Religious Corporation and its congregation is not without its many challenges. Behind closed doors, and even in open court Southern District of New York, within easy hearing of their victim, religious zealotry and bigotry have boiled to the surface. This congregation’s deep pockets for litigation has bought them a complete convolution of the judicial process while utilizing their vast experience within the Judicial/Legal Complex…Justice blinked and we lost everything. Conceived In Hate-link, and through a strategy of Fraudulent Contracts, “Hot Potato” Assignments, “Friday Night” Document Dumps, Malicious and False Allegations, Frustratingly Frivolous Actions and countless Contrived Adjournments, this consortium of self righteous conspirators managed to mesmerize the court for ten years!

“Houston…We’ve Got A Problem”

“Providing equal justice for poor and rich, weak and powerful alike, is an age old problem. (Citing Leviticus c. 19 v. 15) People have never ceased to hope and strive to move closer to that goal. This hope, at least in part, brought about in 1215 the royal concessions of Magna Charta. “No free man shall be taken, nor imprisoned, nor dispossessed of his property, nor put out of the protection of the laws, nor exiled, nor anywise destroyed, but by the law of the land.’ In this tradition, our own constitutional guaranties of due process and equal protection allow no invidious discriminations between persons and different groups of persons.”

America’s Founders understood clearly that private property is the foundation not only of prosperity but of freedom itself. Thus, through the common law, state law, and the Constitution they protected property rights – the rights of people to freely acquire, use, and dispose of property. However, Our Constitution is only as good a restraint upon those who would trample over it as those in whose hands it is entrusted for respect, honor and enforcement.

Thomas Paine – Common Sense

  • Mateh Efraim (Debtor/Alter-Ego) a/k/a Mateh Ephraim, LLC a/k/a Kolel Mateh Efraim, LLC is a New York State entity with its principal place of business located at 751 Second Avenue, New York, New York 10017.

  • Congregation Kolel Mateh Efraim, (Debtor/Alter-Ego) a/k/a Mateh Ephraim; a/k/a Kolel Mateh Efraim, LLC (tax ID #11-283963) is a New York State Religious Corporation (the Religious Corporation) with a congregation at: 5608 13th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

  • Abraham Steinwurzel (Debtor/Alter-Ego) Rabbi and trustee of Kolel Mateh Efraim, LLC and resides at 1264 56th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219

  • Sara Bluma Steinwurtzel A trustee of Kolel Mateh Efraim, LLC :  wife of Rabbi Abraham C Steinwurtzel, Resides at 1264 56th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219

  • Joshua Steinman A trustee of Kollel Mateh Efraim and is the father of Sara Bluma Steinwurtzel.

  • Jack Lefkowitz (Debtor/Alter-Ego) Purports to be managing member of Kollel Mateh Efraim, LLC a/k/a Mateh Ephraim, LLC a/k/a Kolel Mateh Efraim. Signed documents as the President of Kolel Mateh Efraim. He is a Trustee of Maskil El Dal, Inc. and resides at: 1526 52nd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219.

  • Maskil El-Dal, Inc. (Insider Creditor/Alter Ego) A tax-exempt religious organization/funding corporation c/o Dov Wilhelm, (father in-law to Jack Lefkowitz) 1424 43rd Street, Brooklyn, NY 11219-1651

  • Backenroth, Frankel & Krinsky, LLP Attorneys of record for the debtor/defendants (Did Affirmatively Aid A Fraud)

  • Heller, Horowitz, and Feit, PC Retained July 2008 by Jack Lefkowitz and Abraham Steinwurzel in defense of trustees’ Adversarial Proceeding. (Did Affirmatively Aid A Fraud)

  • Robert L. Geltzer With offices at 1556 Third Avenue New York, NY 10128 chapter 7 Trustee. (Did Affirmatively Aid A Fraud)

  • Isaac Nutovic Attorney for Kollel, Mateh, Efraim…The religious corporation with offices at 488 Madison Avenue, NYC (Did Affirmatively Aid A Fraud)

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