Hellerstein, Alvin K.  911

Widow's Motion Exposes 9-11 Judge's Ties to Israeli Defendant ICTS

by Christopher Bollyn

April 24, 2012

This bastard judicial system is so corrupt.
- 9/11 widow Ellen Mariani

Ellen Mariani, the 9-11 widow who filed the first wrongful death lawsuit, is the last one standing in what can only be described as a judicial war of attrition against the 9-11 relatives.  Mariani is still fighting for justice and accountability.  She is the last 9-11 relative standing who has not settled out of court.  On April 19, Mariani filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that brings out Judge Hellerstein's conflict of interest in managing the 9-11 tort litigation in which the key defendant was the Israeli company International Consultants on Targeted Security (ICTS) NV.

The cover page of the 44 page motion.  Readers may request a pdf copy of the complete motion and supporting documents through Feedback on this website.  

The Mariani motion is based on information I discovered in 2010 concerning Judge Hellerstein's conflict of interest regarding the Israeli defendant in the 9-11 tort litigation.  This is what I reported in my article entitled "Judge Hellerstein's Unethical Connection to Key Defendant in 9-11 Lawsuit" from May 10, 2010:

Hellerstein has a clear conflict of interest in the 9-11 tort litigation because his son is a lawyer with Amit, Pollak & Matalon, the law firm that works for and is closely connected with Cukierman & Company, the parent company of ICTS. Cukierman & Co. is headed by Roger Cukierman and his son Edouard. Previously, Roger was CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Group and chairman of the Israel General Bank. He has also served as the chairman of several venture capital funds established by the Rothschild Group. One of these funds, the Catalyst Fund, is run by Boaz Harel, a managing partner of private equity at Cukierman & Co. - and the head of ICTS at the time of 9-11. The Rothschild/Cukierman Catalyst Fund is also invested in a company called Cyalume, which is run by several of the SCP Partners of Ehud Barak. The Israeli Mossad corporate network may seem large but it always involves the same small group of people at the top. Many of the names are easily recognized by a researcher who is familiar with the Zionist criminal network. One of the head people of the Catalyst Fund and Cyalume, for example, is Yair Shamir, the son of the well-known terrorist-cum-prime minister Yitzhak Shamir. 

Judge Hellerstein's son, Joseph, works for a firm that represents and works with the company that owns one of the key defendants in the 9-11 tort litigation. This presents an obvious (and probably criminal) conflict of interest that cannot be ignored or allowed. The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges has a checklist for financial and other conflicts of interest that is very helpful in understanding Hellerstein's conflict(s) of interest in the 9-11 tort litigation. Judge Hellerstein's conflicts of interest can be seen in his connection(s) to Stroock, Stroock & Lavan (who represented Silverstein when he acquired the World Trade Center) and through his son, whose Israeli law firm (Amit, Pollak, Matalon & Co.) works closely with (and represents) Cukierman & Co., the parent firm and employer of Boaz Harel and ICTS, key defendants in the 9-11 tort litigation.

The Mariani motion opens by bringing attention to "newly-discovered documentation of facts which create a reasonable doubt as to the impartiality of the District Court judge" - Alvin K. Hellerstein.


The Mariani motion notes the crucial role the Israeli security firm played in the 9-11 case:

The Mariani motion points out Judge Hellerstein's family connections to the Israeli defendants ICTS and Boeing:

Point 8 in the Mariani motion explains the relationships between the Israeli funds and companies involved in the 9-11 attacks.  In my article about this Zionist network I explain that the Rothschild family is the financier behind the Catalyst Fund:

One of my articles entitled "Judge Forces Families to Settle Out of Court" from 2007 about Judge Hellerstein's ties to the state of Israel was submitted with the Mariani motion as Exhibit 16:

The Mariani motion will be argued in court on May 23, 2012.

Sources and Recommended Reading:

Bollyn, Christopher, "Judge Hellerstein's Unethical Connection to Key Defendant in 9-11 Lawsuit:  Judge is Connected to Rothschild-Funded Mossad Culprit ICTS," May 10, 2010

Bollyn, "Judge Forces Families to Settle Out of Court," September 9, 2007

Ellen Mariani's motion of April 19, 2012, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, www.pacer.gov (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)
(Please contact author through Feedback to obtain pdf copy of complete motion.)