Today the goat’s attorney filed a motion to allow the goat to submit late responses to “Requests for Admissions” served on the goat back in September. Requests for admissions require the goat to respond “admitted” or “denied” to statements posed to the goat. Such statements posed to the goat were along the lines of, “You had sexual contact with Mirlis when he was under the age of 18.”
The goat never responded to the requests for admissions when they were first delivered to his attorney back in September, 2016. The goat’s attorney stated that the goat did not respond to these requests for admissions because the goat was “offended” by these requests. The goat was “shocked” at the requests that were made regarding sexual contact with a prominent Jewish lawyer, who graduated from Yale University, and is currently a top lawyer at Agudath Israel of America. In the 1980s this lawyer worked for the Goat.
There is nothing in the Rules of Federal Civil Procedure that permit the goat to avoid having to follow the rules pertaining to deadlines because he is “offended” by the questions. The goat’s attorney knows that this is a bogus argument, yet he still filed a motion with the Federal Judge containing this frivolous argument. The goat’s attorney Ward stated that the goat, “scoffed at the ridiculousness of the allegation that he and this lawyer, named Mordechai, engaged in sexual contact. Rather than a simply denial, Mr. Greer wished to comment further.”
The goat’s attorney Ward refers to the goat in court documents as “Mr. Greer.” Even the goat’s attorney knows that the goat is guilty, and refuses to call the goat by the title “Rabbi.” I would prefer that Attorney Ward refers to the goat by a name that best describes him in legal paperwork, such as “the goat” or “the depraved goat” or “the disgusting, depraved goat.”
The goat was supposed to file responses to the requests for admissions over two months ago. The goat never requested an extension of time to respond. The goat is now demanding that the court accept his late responses because the goat was “offended” by the questions.
The goat attached responses to the questions posed by Mirlis. In each request to admit sexual contact with Mirlis, Avi Hack, and Mordecai, the goat’s attorney responded, “DENIED.” The goat is now denying that he raped Mirlis, Hack and Mordechai. The goat’s attorney signed the denials. The goat did not certify as to the truth or accuracy of the denials, or sign a sworn statement of denial. The goat took the Fifth Amendment at his deposition when he was asked if he raped Mirlis or Hack. Why would the goat take the Fifth Amendment during his deposition and yet deny everything in writing? More should be revealed after the attorney for Mirlis files his paperwork.
I first mentioned Mordecai in a blog post when I noticed that he is listed as an officer of Edgewood Elm Housing, Inc. I was told by local old timers that he used to work in the compound and help the goat with his non-profit entities. He also used to have Avi Hack’s job at the goat school for teenage boys.
I believe Mordecai was in New Haven as far back in the late 1980s. He was a single man back then. He is also known as “Dan.” There are numerous New Haven real estate transactions between Mordecai, the Goat, Avi Hack, and the goat’s non-profit entities that start in 1986 and end in 2002.
Mordecai transferred a one third interest in 33-35 Pendleton Street to the goat back in 1986. This was the same goat building that was torched a few years ago. One of the tenants had to jump out the window in order to save her life from the goat death trap. Amy Yamaguchi is still suing the goat for her injuries related to the fire.
In 2002 Mordecai transferred whatever interest he had in 33-35 Pendleton Street to Avi Hack. In 1996 Mordecai transferred 784 Elm Street to the goat and Harold Hack for the sum of one dollar. In 1994 the goat’s non profit FOH, Inc, granted Mordecai a mortgage in the amount of $50K on property located at 777 Elm Street. This mortgage was released by in 1999. One month later FOH, Inc quit claimed 777 Elm Street to Friends of Hagan, Inc. FOH is the goat’s abbreviation for “Friends of Hagan.”
Why would Mordechai lend the goat $50K and give FOH, Inc a mortgage for $50K? And why would FOH transfer this property to Friends of Hagan, Inc. when it is exactly the same company, with a different name?
New Haven attorney Robert J. Engelman notarized the $50K mortgage. I wonder if he was working with the goat at the time. The mortgage lists the goat’s law office located at 278 Orange Street, New Haven.
Many questions remain….
Many questions have been answered:
Since this blog was first posted I tracked down Mordecai and was able to speak with him. Mordecai worked for the Goat back in the 1980s. I spoke with him on 9/27/18. Attorney Mordecai told me that working for the Goat was “the worst experience of his entire life.” Mordecai said that the the compound was “abusive.” He said that had he known that the Goat was raping children he would have called the police and had the Goat locked up years ago. Mordecai said that he put a mortgage on a Goat property for $50K because the Goat owed him $50K in back salary. The Goat claimed that he was having cash flow issues and could not make regular payments to Mordecai. Mordecai agreed to defer his salary. Eventually Mordecai was advised to put a lien on the Goat’s real estate. Mordecai was also advised by a New Haven Rabbi who ran a local shul for 30 years, Bikur Cholem, to leave New Haven. Mordecai told this Rabbi about the abuse he suffered under the thumb of the Goat. The Rabbi told him to leave New Haven as soon as possible. Many people who lived in the compound left for the same reason. The Goat started two Kollels in the compound. Each Kollel was disbanded by the Goat. The Kollel rabbis were forced to leave after the Goat refused to pay them. Countless Jewish families have lived in the compound, only later to be driven out by the Goat.