Attorney: DA not prosecuting rabbi in arson attack due to politics
The attorney representing the victim of an alleged arson attack in New Square is claiming that the Rockland County District Attorney's Office won't prosecute the community's grand rabbi because he doesn't want to lose the Hasidic vote.
Civil-rights attorney Michael Sussman is representing Aron Rottenberg, who is suing Grand Rabbi David Twersky after being critically burned last month. Rottenberg claims Twersky orchestrated an attack against him because his family doesn't worship at the community's main synagogue.
Sussman lashed out at District Attorney Tom Zugibe during this weekend's edition of Newsmakers, saying he's not pursuing Twersky because he's either blind or engaged in a cover-up.
Twersky's 18-year-old butler, Shaul Spitzer, has been arrested for the attack. Officials say there is no evidence indicating that Twersky had any involvement with Spitzer's actions.
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