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February 1, 2017

Edward Manfredonia

8337 St. James Avenue

Apt. 4B

Elmhurst, NY 11373

29 January 2017

917 608 9083

Mr. Richard Behar

PO Box 1205

New York, NY 10021


Dear Mr. Behar:


I am writing this missive to you because I have read that you had been planning to begin The Mideast Reporter with Gary Weiss.  I hope that you will read this letter and the enclosed material because Gary Weiss is a liar, thief, and perjurer.  More importantly Gary Weiss has covered up the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann- and this is conspiracy to hinder prosecution.


On 29 August 2012 I met with two Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation at 26 Federal Plaza.  The reason:  I had been threatened by the Russian Mob because I had named Mikhail as the killer of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann.  Gary Weiss has lied to you.  The Italian Mafia had nothing to do with the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann.  Michael (Mike) was responsible for the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann.  The name of the individual, who was responsible for the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann, is Michael Vax; and this fact is known to Gary Weiss.


I have enclosed a copy of a letter from Mr. Yoel Mazar, Assistant Director of the Anti-Defamation League, New York Regional Office.  Weiss and his cohorts smeared my name as an anti-Semite because I knew that Howard Sirota did not wish to collect the judgment against Crazy Eddie Antar; and that Sam E Antar did not report the presence of Eddie Antar, when Eddie illegally entered into the United States after fleeing to Israel, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


I have also included a copy of a document, which proves that I had been wired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  AUSA Frances Fragos (later Townsend) signed the wire order.


I have enclosed for your perusal a copy of a letter, dated 16 March 2005, which was authored by Mr. Ahmed Fawzi, Director, News and Media Division and sent to Mr. Bruno Henn, Officer-in-Charge, Safety and Security Services.  This letter states that Anjali Sharma, (whose name is redacted by the individual, Patrick Byrne, who obtained the letter) the wife of Gary Weiss, forged letters of accreditation from The Pioneer of India so that Sharma could gain accreditation to the United Nations.  This letter ordered Sharma’s immediate removal from the United Nations- under armed guard.  Weiss forged the letters of accreditation for Sharma and also wrote fictitious articles, which Sharma stated that she had written for The Pioneer.  As a reporter, you can easily verify this information.  I personally verified this information at the United Nations.


If Weiss forged letters of accreditation to the United Nations, Weiss can easily set you up to print false information.  After all Weiss teamed up with Sam E Antar and Howard Sirota to take down Overstock, so do not labor under the illusion that he would not set you up.


I originally reported Gary Weiss to Vartan Gregorian, a member of the Board of McGraw-Hill, for falsifying his expense account.  Business Week then issued a ruling that all entertainment expenses had to be in the McGraw-Hill building.


I was responsible for the 26 April 1999 Business Week cover story, “Scandal On Wall Street.”  (More than one page of this article is devoted to me.)  Weiss published an article, “Offering Credence to the Crank,” in which article Weiss stated that I was not responsible for the parts of this article, which exposed illegal trading by specialists and price fixing in options.  In May 2004 I read this article on the Internet and wrote to the IRE Journal.  Weiss was terminated by Business Week in June 2004 for lying about his sources- me.


Weiss and Business Week attempted to have me arrested; but the New York Police Department detectives told me that Business Week had set me up and that Kenneth Vittor, General Counsel of McGraw-Hill, had personally telephoned the detective and ordered the NYPD to arrest me.  Vittor stated that I disagreed with a series of articles, it was only one lengthy article, and that Business Week did not have a photo of me- that statement was a deliberate lie.



Gary Weiss wrote that Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann were murdered by the Russian Mob because:

  1. Weiss wished to publish a book about the Italian Mafia and by attributing the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann to the Italian Mafia Weiss secured that contract.
  2. The Russian Mob had infiltrated Business Week. Feivel Gottlieb, a personal friend of Seymour Zucker and a seat owner of the American Stock Exchange, was involved in the stock frauds of Maier Lehmann.  Gottlieb provided information on options and stocks.  Zucker traded on the basis of this information.
  3. The stock frauds of Maier Lehmann were run out of the Orthodox Jewish synagogue, Aish Kodesh in Woodmere.
  4. Weiss knew that Gottlieb had earned millions via the manipulation of penny stocks. I had been informed of this 1990s by Walter (Eisenberg?); Gene Vorhand, whose daughter married a Reichmann; Ashley Nemeroff; etc.- all in the officers of Wagner Stott.  By the way, Nemeroff hates me.
  5. Weiss knew that Michael Frayler, a former member of the New York Stock Exchange, had maintained the financial records of Al Chalem. Frayler had pleaded guilty to illegal trading.  Weiss knew Frayler through me.
  6. Frayler said that he was afraid of the Russians and that Mike had ordered the murders of Al Chalem and Maier Lehmann. (Weiss had a tape of this.)
  7. Weiss knew that Frayler had several Neapolitan Mastiffs to protect him from the Russian Mob.
  8. Weiss knew that Harbor Securities, which had been founded by members of the American Stock Exchange (look up “Scandal On Wall Street,” which was about the American Stock Exchange). Warren Sulmasy, a member of the Amex, had founded Harbor Securities.
  9. Weiss had a February 1999 tape recording of Guy Velardi, an Amex seat owner who traded at Harbor Securities. In this tape recording Velardi said that he did not like what was going on at Harbor Securities.  I asked Velardi if the Italian Mob were involved.  Velardi said no.  Velardi said that Joel Lovett and his son, Evan Lovett were involved.  Velardi could not say anything more because at that time because Joel Lovett, former Chair of the American Stock Exchange, was coming to his desk.  Weiss had the tape of Velardi’s conversation.
  10. Velardi also told me that Bill Toll, one of the original investors in Harbor Securities, had pulled out his money from Harbor because Toll did not like what was going on.
  11. Al Santamaria, a former Amex member and seat owner, told me that he had left Harbor because “Warren was keeping all the money for himself.” That money was from the stock manipulation.
  12. Shea Halligan had left Harbor because he had an argument with Warren Sulmasy over the Russians and that Warren
  13. Weiss had Velardi’s tape because on the basis of this tape, Business Week obtained some financial records of Evan Lovett, who was declaring bankruptcy.
  14. Weiss knew that $4 million had disappeared from Pax Clearing because of the bankruptcy of Harbor Securities. Two employees had told me that “Warren had stolen the money.”
  15. On two occasions after the bankruptcy of Harbor Securities I visited Warren Sulmasy in his office. (I cannot remember if it were Beaver Street or Hanover Square.)  Once I spoke to him on the street.  I told him that Frayler was afraid of Mike and had Neapolitan Mastiffs to protect his family.  Warren said that dogs could not protect Frayler from Mike.  I said that Mike’s real name was Mikhail.  And Warren let it slip that Mikhail was Mike’s Russian name.
  16. Michael Frayler was hired by Warren Sulmasy as a risk analyst at Harbor Security because Al Chalem had ordered Sulmasy to hire Frayler. But Sulmasy had terminated Frayler because Frayler had been indicted by the Department of Justice for illegal trading on the NYSE.
  17. James Weil, a member of the NYSE, told me that Frayler had boasted to him that he was working for the Russian Mob. Weil advised me to stay away from Frayler because Frayler was involved in pump and dumps.  I gave this tape to Weiss.  Weil would never speak to me again because he was afraid of losing his job and losing his life to the Russian Mob.
  18. I am incorrigibly honest. Read the 1992 Business Week article, “The System Was Perfect.”  I represented Frost & Sullivan at the American Stock Exchange.  I executed a few trades for Frost & Sullivan.  I am the only individual at Frost & Sullivan who did not trade on the basis of inside information in Motel 6.  This was verified by Assistant United States Attorney Francis Fragos Townsend.


I have also included a copy of a missive, dated 21 September 2016, sent via certified mail 7016 0910 0001 2951 9771, that is addressed to Lee Bollinger, President of Columbia University.  In this missive I discuss the illegal conduct of Gary Weiss (the fraudulent letter, perjury) and have included his homophobic comments, which were made under an alias, Lamborghini 751.


There is more to this story; but the truth is that Arthur Levitt, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission and former Chair of the American Stock Exchange, had stopped the investigation into the murders of Chalem and Lehmann- just as he had used his influence to stop the investigations into the insider trading scandal of Motel 6.  This insider trading scandal was centered at the American Stock Exchange.  As a member of the American Stock Exchange I qualified Frost & Sullivan for membership on the American Stock Exchange.  I was a member of the AMEX for more than 7 years and possess an MBA in Finance.


Leviticus does not mean covering up for killers and lying about honest individuals.  Gary Weiss wrote those phony articles for The Pioneer of India that were given to the Media and Liaison Unit at the United Nations.  Weiss also forged the letters of credential that Anjali Sharma submitted to the United Nations.


Just recently some right wing Jewish nut threatened to give my photo to the Russian Mob because I proved that he is a racist and had lied about numerous facts.


The American government has permitted the Russian Mob to operate with impunity.  Below I quote from Robert I. Friedman’s book, “Red Mafiya:  How to go the Russian Mob Has Invaded America.”  Please note that Friedman’s maternal and paternal grandparents were Russian Jews, who fled the pogroms of Russia for the freedom of America.


“But in general, state and law enforcement agencies were loath to go after Russian mobsters, instead devoting their energies to bagging Italian wiseguys, a traditional route to promotion.  And because the Russian mob was mostly Jewish, it was a political hot potato, especially in the New York area, where the majority of refugees were being settled by Jewish welfare agencies.”


Gary Weiss lied and protected the Russian Mob.  You worked with Weiss on Project Klebnikov.  Weiss is protecting Russian Killers.  Leviticus does not mean lying to protect Russian Jews, who kill other Jews.  And Leviticus does not mean lying to protect Gary Weiss.


Incidentally Alain Chalem’s father lived in Canada.  Michael Frayler called Dr. Chalem and gave his condolences.


Gary Weiss lies are far worse than the lies of Jayson Blair.  Yet, Stephen Shepard permitted Weiss to lie because the Russian Mob had connections to Business Week via Seymour Zucker’s friendship with Feivel Gottlieb.  What is worse is that Shepard permitted Zucker to trade stocks and options in his office- not even Gary Weiss could do that.  And who gave Zucker the information to trade.  Feivel Gottlieb was Zucker’s source.


Give me a call.  917 608 9083.


Thank you.





Edward Manfredonia


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