Man Convicted of Vandalizing Property of Jewish Neighbors

Brad Barry, a Kings Point, L.I., man convicted of vandalizing the property of Jewish neighbors, was sentenced to 5-15 years imprisonment by a Nassau County Court Friday and ordered to pay $16,000 to cover the damages.

Barry was found guilty last March on charges of arson and criminal mischief against his neighbors, Yaacov and Hanna Elkon. The charges included daubing the Elkons’ garage with swastikas and anti-Semitic slogans, trying to set fire to their house and leaving a voodoo doll on their lawn with a Star of David on the doll’s chest and a hypodermic syringe piercing the doll’s eye.

Judge Marie Santagata, who pronounced the sentence said it was “for punishment, deterrence and protection of the community,” Last week the Jewish Advocacy Center in Washington told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency that it has filed a $6 million suit in federal court in Brooklyn against Barry and two other Kings Point men for terrorizing the Elkons for the last three years. (See JTA Daily News Bulletin of May 13.)

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