Mr Ahron Kotler is quiet clever when it comes to using mafia tactics. He gives a call to one of his henchmen – His brother, Kanarek, Coles, Little lichy, Miller, Hertzel, Flancbaum, Shenky and you name it – and asks if they can fix the situation…. He does not give exact details, but the message is clear. The guy does the dirty work while he stays clean. He never gave exact clear instructions on how to eliminate the problem… or to how to resolve the issue…. If it ever goes public, he can claim innocents.
Just to mention one episode: back in the day there was only one Yid in Lakewood who sold Jewelry for all the brides in town. The operation was run from home, hence the price was cheaper ….. וד”ל.
הרה’ג ר’ יעקב יגן שליט’א Was a quiet yungerman who was sitting and learning while helping his father in his tremendous עבודת הקודש. His father in law (Mr. Ahrononv) who was in the wholesale jewelry business, suggested to Reb Ya’akov to sell some of his jewelry for wholesale prices; like this he can help the משפחות of Lakewood while staying in learning. Reb Ya’akov acted upon his father in law’s advice. Mr. Yid (who we will not name now) decided to destroy Reb Ya’akov. Mr Yid is well connected to the Kotler’s, so he got the Kotler’s to call Reb Ya’akov and explain to him that for the benefit of all he should refrain from selling jewelry. This did not do the trick. So Mr. Ahron Kotler picks up the phone and calls Reb Ya’akov’s father in law to complain about his son in law. Mr. Ahronov pushes back, to which Kapo Ahron responds ‘look, I fully agree with you, but my brother is really not happy with this situation and I cannot control him. I won’t be able to protect your son in law’. Mr Ahronov understood what type of people he is dealing with and closed shop.
This did stop Reb Ya’akov from perusing his goal. Today הרה’ג ר’ יעקב יגן שליט’א is one of the most popular lecturers in the Jewish world.
Special Treatment for the Godfather
For some odd reason the township and the Mayor (Akerman) came to an agreement with Mr. Garzo and paid him $130,000.00 to give up his claims – but only for the properties owned by Aaron Kotler. All the other claims have not been settled.
Special treatment for Kapo Kotler.8108907-1-5
Township paid Garzo $50,600 for cedarbridge property
This one $80,000