Monday, April 23, 2007

Rabbi Harlig, Convicted Sex Offender - Michael Segelstein and US Rep. Shelley Berkley (Nevada)

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Rabbi Shea Harlig /Cantor Michael Segelstein /Rep. Shelley Berkley

Rabbi Shea Harlig has been doing everything in his power to support his friend - convicted sex offender, Cantor Michael Segelstein and discredit a rape surviovr. Segelstein is listed on the National Sex Offender registry in the state of Florida.
Dear Rep. Berkley,

I was shocked and disappointed to see the video of Rabbi Harlig praying on the House Floor of Representatives. You know what he has been involved in during the last 5 years and still he is honored.

A civil lawsuit proceeded with a criminal conviction and all the victim has gotten is revictimization over and over again the past 5 years and Harlig has been at the helm driving this horrific experience even deeper into the depths of hell. Someone allowed a perpetrator to pray on the House Floor. Victims have been asking to speak on the House Floor for years.

When is it our turn?

When will we ever get justice within the court systems in the United States? Justice comes few and far between - like in Segelstein's conviction but justice must come every time for victims of sexual assault.

Giving Harlig the opportunity to pray on the House Floor was an insult to victims. Whoever orchestrated that fiasco should be ashamed of themselves. I would like to know who invited Harlig to pray and would also like to know a date when I could come and pray on the House Floor for victims of sexual assault by clergy. I look forward to your response.


Peggy Warren
Wichita, KS


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Congressional Record > Mar 15, 2007

The United States House of Representative

Mar 15, 2007
Section 6
In This Section...

Rep. Berkley [D-NV]: It gives me great pleasure to introduce a spiritual leader in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rabbi Shea Harlig was ordained in March of 1988
from the Central Chabad Yeshiva in... [Read the rest]
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Rep. Shelley Berkley [D-NV]: It gives me great pleasure to introduce a spiritual leader in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rabbi Shea Harlig was ordained in March of 1988 from the Central Chabad Yeshiva in Brooklyn, New York, and since December of 1990 serves as the spiritual leader of Congregation Chabad in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He is the founder and regional director of Chabad of Southern Nevada, a major Jewish outreach organization in Las Vegas with five locations. Its programs include daily services, nightly adult education classes, Hebrew school and day camps, chaplain at the State and county prisons, bimonthly column for the Las Vegas Israelite, crisis counseling and financial
assistance to members of the community. Rabbi Harlig is the kosher supervisor of five local kosher restaurants, markets and catering facilities. He is also the founder and dean of the Desert Torah Academy Day School, which has an enrollment of 175 children, preschool through eighth grade.

On a personal note, I have known the Rabbi since he came to Las Vegas. He has made an extraordinary contribution to the spiritual life of Las Vegas, Nevada. His impact is felt throughout the community. I am absolutely delighted to welcome him to our Nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

April 23, 2007 11:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sickening. Who should we call and write letters to?

April 23, 2007 11:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am evoking my first amendment right (freedom of speech) and stating the following.

Rabbi Shea Harlig has been involved in a plot of protection and other Crimes, Torts and Frauds in Las Vegas for many years. His business partner and associate Rabbi/Cantor Michael Segelstein, were involved in a sex crime cover up which ended in a sex conviction in Las vegas. Rep. Berkley knows about this and still honored Harlig.

Shea Harlig did everything in his power to protect his friend even after he was convicted of a sex crime. The assault occurred at Temple beth Shalom.

Taking the rape victim in a car by an employee of Lionel, Sawyer and Collins to the lawyer who would represent her was a member of Temple Beth Shalom. Not much after that Lionel, Sawyer and Collins took the case against a rape survivor.

Rep. Berkley is a member of Temple Beth Shalom where the sexual assault occurred.

The leading partner of Lionel, Sawyer and Collins is Jeff Zucker who was the President of Temple Beth Shalom.

Senator Harry Reid was and or is still a shareholder of Lionel, Sawyer and Collins his son is a shareholder listed still at LSC and a City Council member.

They delayed discovery with intent to close discovery and it was closed for the survivor all planned ahead.

Cantor Michael Segelstein (convicted sex offender) then filed bankruptcy a few days before trial.

More Civil Racketeering went on.

What is unbelievable is that rabbi harlig supported a convicted sex offender and did everything in his power to chase a rape victim and her child out of town. Can you imagine being a post bar mitzvah aged child and not being allowed to daven in the only shul you ever knew because your mother was raped there?

Can you believe that Rabbi Harlig is attempting to sue a rape victim (of a convicted sex offender) for lawyers for attorney fees.

SAFECO/American Insurance paid for the five year civil racketeering for the defendants.

Rabbi Harlig is a religious leader who is inhumane and abusive of rape victims and there children. This chabad shul is not a safe place, except if you are a rapist.

April 23, 2007 11:34 PM  

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