Quincy Man Charged with Extorting Former Sharon Rabbi

By Daniel Libon
The Patch
May 11, 2015

A Norfolk County Grand Jury on May 7, 2015 indicted Nicholas Zemeitus, age 30, of Willard Street, Quincy, formerly of Nancy Road, Milton, on extortion and other charges.

Investigation into the alleged extortion, which involved Sharon resident and former Temple Israel Rabbi Barry Starr, began roughly one year ago.

Zemeitus was arrested shortly after 3 p.m. today, May 11, 2015, on a Norfolk Superior Court indictment warrant at his Quincy place of business by Sharon Police working with the Quincy Police Department.

Zemeitus faces seven indictments of larceny over $250; two indictments of receiving stolen property valued over $250, a single indictment of larceny under $250 and one indictment of extortion.

According to court documents, Starr paid Zemeitus $480,000 in exchange for silence after Zemeitus threatened to make public allegations of a sexual relationship between the rabbi and a teenage boy.

The District Attorney’s Office expects Zemeitus to be arraigned on his indictments at 2 p.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, 2015, in the main session of the Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham, Mass








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