The son of a former Israeli cupboard official appeared in courtroom following his controversial launch on $25,000 bail whereas dealing with tried homicide expenses.
Jounathan Maimon, 24, appeared stone-faced at a listening to on Friday, days after his alleged sufferer, Maor Vanunu, 42, dismissed his launch from custody as ‘a joke’.
Vanunu, a restaurant proprietor in Manhattan, suffered a mind hemorrhage and lacerations when he was randomly attacked in February. Prosecutors allege that Maimom repeatedly hit him on the pinnacle with a 1.75 liter glass jug.
Maimon says he was drugged and doesn’t bear in mind the alleged assault, however Vanunu famous that his father was “well connected” as he feels the choose who just lately launched the 24-year-old “helped (the suspect) a lot” .
Speaking to DailyMail.com on Tuesday, he stated a telephone name he had two weeks in the past with the Manhattan district legal professional’s workplace made him really feel “like he’s getting ready for a deal.”
Jounathan Maimon appeared impassive when he was again in Manhattan felony courtroom on Friday, August 11, 2023
Maor Vanunu, 42, and his household have alleged that Maimon obtained preferential remedy resulting from his household’s connections
The 24-year-old allegedly assaulted a restaurant proprietor in Manhattan with a glass jug
Maimon was controversially launched on $25,000 bail, which his alleged sufferer dismissed as ‘a joke’
The February 26 assault was seen on stunning surveillance footage, beginning with Vanunu ready at a visitors mild at an intersection in New York City’s Soho neighborhood.
Maimon reportedly spent the evening on the Gospel nightclub, however was kicked out when he obtained right into a combat with a lady. Vanunu claims Maimon returned with the jug afterwards, saying the Israeli was “trying to get back to the woman” when he and his buddies left the membership after 3am.
While ready at an intersection, Vanunu was struck at the back of the pinnacle with a vicious, random blow, sending him sprawling to the bottom.
The assailant continued the brutal assault as he hit Vanunu twice extra on the pinnacle and 4 extra instances between the shoulders because the restaurateur remained immobile.
Vanunu was capable of flee the scene, however solely when the relentless beating stopped after the glass jug was shattered.
A shirtless Maimon was additionally seen in footage launched by police strolling down the road with a big glass bottle on the evening of the incident. He can also be accused of utilizing the identical jug to smash the window of a passing Uber simply earlier than Vanunu was hit.
Vanunu says the assault left him with everlasting reminiscence and listening to loss months later.
Maimon is pictured outdoors the Gospel nightclub on Feb. 26 with a glass jug, which police say attacked Vanunu
Video of the scene reveals a person, who police consider is Maimon, approaching and assaulting Vanunu because the 42-year-old waited at a visitors mild
Despite the vicious nature of the crime he’s accused of, the choose in his case sparked anger after setting bail at simply $25,000.
Speaking solely to DailyMail.com on Tuesday, Vanunu claimed that the New York City choose overseeing the felony case “helped (the defendant) a lot.”
Maimon’s father is Israel Maimon, the previous cupboard secretary of Israel and the previous head of Israel Bonds
He famous that Maimon’s father, Israel Maimon, Israel’s former cupboard secretary and former head of Israel Bonds, is “well connected” and Maimon was capable of rent “really high-quality lawyers.”
Vanunu stated he’s satisfied officers have misplaced curiosity in pursuing his case, saying a telephone name with the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office two weeks in the past “felt like he was getting ready for a deal.”
He instructed that awake District Attorney Alvin Bragg “wants to close the case as soon as possible; he doesn’t care about the case anymore.’
However, Maimon’s attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, told DailyMail.com that his client has never received preferential treatment and said his senior family is irrelevant to the case.
“It’s ridiculous to suggest that his family is involved,” stated Lichtman. “It’s insulting to the family and it’s insulting to the defense.”
Lichtman additionally beforehand said that he’s working to decrease Maimon’s tried homicide expenses to aggravated assault, telling the New York Post, “There was never an attempt to kill anyone here.”
A spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office stated: “We treat all acts of violence with incredible seriousness and continue to conduct a rigorous and thorough investigation into this matter.”
Israel Maimon is pictured with actor Jason Alexander in 2017. He requested Israel’s former Consul General in New York, Asaf Zamir, to write down a personality witness for his son in a civil case
In addition to the felony expenses introduced towards him, Maimon can also be being sued by Vanunu in a civil case, by which Israel’s former consul normal in New York, Asaf Zamir, wrote a personality witness for Maimon, in accordance with Y-Net News.
Zamir didn’t function Maimon’s supervisor on the consulate the place he labored, and acted in violation of State Department tips that state that an Israeli consultant can’t intrude within the authorized technique of a international nation.
But Zamir and Maimon’s father have an in depth working relationship and reportedly responded to Israel’s request to submit the letter to the courtroom.
When Vanunu heard the letter, he stated, “If a serving consul supports a person who tried to kill, it is an embarrassment to the State of Israel and an embarrassment to all of us.”
Maimon has been granted depart from his place on the consulate “until the legal situation is clarified.”