Lamm pleads guilty to conspiring to corrupt Bloomingburg elections



WHITE PLAINS – Developer Shalom Lamm pled guilty in White Plains
federal court on Tuesday to conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process
in connection with an election in the Village of Bloomingburg.

Lamm, 57, faces up to five years in prison when sentenced in September.
Lamm, a real estate developer, faced resistance in his efforts to build
a large scale residential project in the village and paid people, some
of whom never lived in the village or intended to do so, to register and
vote in support of his candidates to ensure his project was approved.

The scheme, with which he was involved, also included creating and back-dating
false leases and placing items like toothbrushes and toothpaste in unoccupied
apartments to make it seem as if the falsely registered voters live there.

He pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process.
“As he has now admitted, Shalom Lamm conspired to advance his real
estate development project by corrupting the democratic process, specifically
by falsely registering voters,” said Acting Manhattan US Attorney
Joon Kim. “The integrity of our electoral process must be inviolate
at every level; our democracy depends on it.”

Lamm’s co-defendant Kenneth Nakdimen pled guilty on May 25 to one
count of conspiracy to corrupt the electoral process. He is also scheduled
to be sentenced in September.


Popular Stories