Jason Stevens, the former owner of reBar in DUMBO who ripped off couples and his staff when he shuttered the business with no notice, has copped a plea deal.
Looks like he’ll be spending 3 1/2 to 10 years behind re(Jail)Bars soon:
Gothamist: The plea deal does not include any criminal charges related to the wedding clients he screwed over; Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson’s office said that stealing couples’ money would be a civil matter. As we previously reported, many of the couples who were screwed by Stevens with the shuttering of reBar are still planning on joining together for a class action lawsuit. And at least two couples have already filed their own lawsuits against him as well.
Not since the Busy Chef drama has our area seen such dastardly deeds from a restaurateur. So, who do you think is the bigger villain?
Stevens – who ruined countless weddings and derailed the lives of his staff? Or Dan “Busy Chef” Kaufman who stole credit card numbers of many neighborhood residents and went on to reportedly scam others as the “Montauk Grifter”?