Articles by: Frank Parlato

King Con Shmuel Shmueli Learns New Trade: Stiffing Lawyers and Winning Through Losing –Lawsuits

King Con Shmuel Shmueli Learns New Trade: Stiffing Lawyers and Winning Through Losing –Lawsuits

Shmueli December 18, 2015 at 1:54 pm

We’ve previously written in this series that while living in Brooklyn Shmuel Shmueli started a Hebrew newspaper, Israel Shelanu (Our Israel), and instead of hiring reporters, he found it convenient to “lift” stories from other Hebrew newspapers without their permission. Haaretz Daily, Maariv Modiin and Shalom sued him for copyrightRead More

From the Vanity Fair Magazine, November 2010, Sara Bronfman (left), Clare Bronfman (right)

The Bronfman/Raniere Cult Demands Investigation

Uncategorized November 27, 2015 at 6:26 pm

This is another installment of a series where I am the journalist covering my own federal indictment on- 19 criminal counts. Last week I wrote about cult leader Keith Raniere and the two women who fund and empower him – Seagram heiresses, Clare and Sara Bronfman. The trio had aRead More

GLenn Choolokian may have been the game changer, but he had the right to play the game.

Choolokian Had the Right to Try to Win

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Niagara Falls – There is a canard around this city that Glenn Choolokian is to blame for Mayor Paul Dyster’s reelection. Choolokian’s http://southbuffalonews.com300 plus “write in” votes were more than the difference between Dyster and his main challenger, John Accardo, who were separated by about 700 votes. People say that, had itRead More

Bronfman, Raniere Need Investigating Themselves

Bronfman, Raniere Need Investigating Themselves

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Hacking into people’s emails, phone records, bank accounts, bribing Mexican judges and politicians, massive tax evasion, secreting $http://southbuffalonews.com0 million into the US in cash from Mexico, bringing illegal aliens across the border at Niagara Falls, then imprisoning them, allegations from victims of statutory rape, at least two suicides, engaging inRead More

Shmuel "Sam" Shmueli, a notable conman.

Shmuel Shmueli Says We Lie

Shmueli November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

This week the extraordinary conman Shmuel Shmueli contacted this publication to inform us that we told “lies” about him and “distorted” and “manipulated facts in amazing ways”. He was referring to our ongoing series on what has been his alleged serial stiffing, if not defrauding, of myself and a hostRead More

He (She) who gets the council chair holds the power and the glory, and here’s why

He (She) who gets the council chair holds the power and the glory, and here’s why

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Anna Howard Niagara Falls – Since the Niagara Falls Reporter has gone on record in support of Kristen Grandinetti being elected council chairwoman we’ve been asked any number of times, “exactly what does a chairperson do that makes the position such a big deal?” Few people are aware ofRead More

FACTS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

FACTS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CERVICAL CANCER

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Renae Kimble, Program Coordinator Cancer Services Program of Niagara County An affiliate of Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center           January is designated as Cervical Cancer Awareness month, which gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about how women can be proactive and protect themselves from the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) disease andRead More

Reader unhappy with article on sex offenders

Reader unhappy with article on sex offenders

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  A reader wrote in response to Mike Hudson’s article “Sex offenders drive down property values quality of life’. Dear Editor: I read the article you recently published and was struck by its inflammatory language, poor word choice, inaccurate assessments, and its overall fear-mongering tone. You ought to be ashamedRead More

Cash Cow Another Skrlin Triumph!

Cash Cow Another Skrlin Triumph!

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  Political cartoonist impresario Gerald Skrlin has with his recent work returned, as it were, to the scene of the crime. It was little more than one year ago when Skrlin shot to fame with a piece of distinctive, albeit rather outrageous for local tastes, cartoon art that was firstRead More

Why do people criticize Keith Raniere?

Why do people criticize Keith Raniere?

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  So what should we make of the constant criticism of Keith Raniere? He has said that “the brighter the light, the more the bugs” in reference to his many critics. Is it possible that the gentle Raniere is misunderstood? Are the teachings of love and ethics that dominate hisRead More

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law”  comforts grieving family here

Passage of “Amanda Lynn’s Law” comforts grieving family here

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

  By Mike Hudson For Leslie Brill Meserole, even the small victories are huge. “I couldn’t be happier,” she said on hearing the news that Amanda Lynn’s Law — which strengthens penalties against those who seek to unlawfully conceal or dispose of a body – had been signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Read More

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Registered Sex Offender Tells Hudson to ‘Take a Plunge off of Niagara Falls’

Columns November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

(The letter to the Editor below is unsigned and came from the email address, clanfearusm@gmail.com)   Your article about sex offender is dead wrong and at worse hate speech in which stokes fear and paranoia to the public with false facts. There have been many target killings, beating, arson andRead More

The New York Power Authority’s “JonCaire” Tug towing a span of the Lake Erie-Niagara River Ice Boom from the Buffalo River shore to begin preparations for installation across Lake Erie.

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing

Uncategorized November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Ice Boom Installation Complete, Along with Our Fleecing The New York Power Authority (NYPA) successfully installed the three remaining floating sections of the Lake Erie-Niagara River ice boom on December 28, completing the work for the 20http://southbuffalonews.com5-20http://southbuffalonews.com6 season. The official Lake Erie water temperature on December 28 was 42 degrees F.Read More

Cult of NXIVM Series Part 7: “Don’t Call me ‘Papa’”

Cult of NXIVM Series Part 7: “Don’t Call me ‘Papa’”

NXIVM November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Every December more than a billion people celebrate the birth of Christ, a child born of immaculate conception who would change the world – whose true father was said to be God, and whose earthly father was an Israeli carpenter named Joseph. Cult of NXIVM leader Keith Raniere’s former partnerRead More

King Con: Shmueli Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

King Con: Shmueli Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

Shmueli November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Last week the notorious conman Shmuel Shmueli was evicted from a Niagara Falls luxury condo at the Parkway Condominiums on Buffalo Ave.––but not until after he stayed in the condo for free for a year. Artvoice previously identified 25 lawyers that Shmueli conned out of legal services. We’ve now discoveredRead More

Smoking Costs the Average New York Smoker $2.4 Million Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

Smoking Costs the Average New York Smoker $2.4 Million Over a Lifetime – WalletHub Study

Community News, State and National News November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The personal finance website, WalletHub, has released a report this week called The True Cost of Smoking by State. WalletHub’s analysts calculated potential monetary losses — including the cumulative cost of a cigarette pack per day over several decades, health care expenditures, income losses and other costs — brought on byRead More

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