Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bar Mitzvah Behind Bars

The Tombs, a Manhattan jail, played host to a Bar Mitzvah celebration in December

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Chief Peter Curcio, a New York City corrections official, will retire after allowing an inmate to hold a Bar Mitzvah for his son at a Manhattan lockup called “The Tombs.”

About 60 guests attended the catered party that took place on December 30, 2008, in which a Orthodox singer performed.

Tuvia Stern, a convicted scam artist, was given permission by Curcio to host the Bar Mitzvah party and an engagement party in the jail for months later.

Stern is in jail for bail jumping and grand larceny.

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