Let’s play connect the dots…………
Our saga starts back in 2003 with the purchase of the lot from Mr. John Brown, by Shaul Halpern. So here’s the deed and here is a copy of the tax map to show you what the lot look likes.
Fast forward in time as Menashe sees everyone else getting themselves big houses and we guess it really did go to his head.
Now is when it’s going to get a little tricky so pay attention.
Halpern goes and gets the lot subdivided into two lots. This occurred Feb-March 2014 Lakewood SD (sub-division 1918) the new lots are lots 14.03 and 14.04
So I’m looking at this map and something is really bothering me and it’s gnawing at me for days and then it hits me. Do you see it? Don’t peek at the next line for the answer.
The new lot 14.04 is LANDLOCKED! (Landlocked means that there is no access to the lot from the public road). How the **** did he do that? (don’t jump ahead for the answer, be patient)
Now it gets interesting. On July 30th, 2014 Halpern sells the property to Naftoli Eisen
But wait, the deed says: “block 774.04 lot 14.01”. Didn’t our Mr. Halpern subdivide lot 14.01 into two new lots 14.03 and 14.04 (which is landlocked?)
Well, unfortunately turns out there really isn’t anything nefarious about that. It just seems they waited to file the subdivision map until after the deal closed.
Now comes Mr. Eisen and he takes the landlocked lot 14.04 and he further subdivides it into TWO more lots; 14.05 and 14.06
And look! On the right side of the new lots it says: ”25′ wide access easement.” Now this is getting crazier by the minute. So I consulted with people who know a lot more about this than I do (real estate professionals) and they told me it doesn’t make sense but if the township allowed it something must have happened. This led us on the treasure hunt and this is what we discovered:
So it seems that in November of 2013, the township passed an ordinance to help whoever was going to do this subdivision. Without this ordinance, this subdivision could never have happened.
Ok. So just another corrupt day in Lakewood but why lay it at Menashe’s feet? Isaac was the Mayor. Maybe it was him or one of the other committeemen doing a favor for one of their friends? Well, then there is this:
A “notice of settlement” from October 15, 2013 stating that a closing for this same property was going to take place between Mr. Halpern and a Jacob Sussman. For those of you who chap (get it) no further explanation is needed. For those of you who don’t, Jacob Sussman is Menashe Miller’s aide.
What happened to Sussman closing on the property? How did Eisen become involved? Is this a smoking gun? I don’t know, you decide but I’m convinced it’s his house and his deal from the very beginning. I only have one question to our beloved Menashe: