“Awesome Slut”, whose eponymous site won the “best sex blog” award from the Village Voice this year, tells all in her confessional “the mistakes we make” about an affair with Daniel Kaufman a/k/a Daniel Kay a/k/a Daniel Katze a/k/a the Busted Chef, whose true identity she discovered through a Google link to BHB. Caveat: the […]
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Sex, Lies, and the Busted Chef
Busy Chef Given Probation
We hadn’t seen any information about the ongoing Busy Chef/Dan Kaufman case recently so we reached out to the Kings County District Attorney’s office. We learned that Kaufman plead guilty on December 2 to Grand Larceny in the Second Degree. On February 8 he was sentenced to five years probation.
Busted Again: The Busy Chef Never Rests!
BHB has discovered charges of grand larceny and criminal possession of a stolen credit card against “Busted Chef” Daniel Kaufman in Manhattan from earlier this year. According to the criminal complaint, Kaufman was arrested on Jan. 20 for an incident on Dec. 19 on the Upper East Side in which he allegedly stole a credit […]
Alan Young, Attorney and Busy Chef Partner Disbarred
The Brooklyn Eagle reports that Alan Young, former Busy Chef, Oven, Wine Bar at 50 Henry and Blue Pig owner (as well as other businesses at those Henry Street addresses) has been disbarred. The eateries were shuttered last year after manager Dan Kaufman was busted on charges of credit card fraud and identity theft. The […]
Busted Chef’s Apartment Ransacked
The Brooklyn Paper reports that “Busted Chef” Dan Kaufman’s Pierrepont Street apartment – which the paper writes he rents from Busy Chef owner Alan Young – had its locks changed and was ransacked this week. The paper’s calls to Young for comment went unanswered: Brooklyn Paper: Busted Chef…: For the record, Brill said his client […]
NY Times on the Busted Chef
Today the NY Times writes about the Busted Chef drama: New York Times: Charges and Closed Shops Rattle..: Yet while the new establishments drew sizable crowds and seemed to have a promising future, there were disturbing rumblings about Mr. Kaufman. More than a year ago, commenters on the Brooklyn Heights Blog accused him of financial […]
The Busted Chef Chronicles Part 3: We May Be Dumb, But We’re Not Stupid
The Busy Chef E-mail File and What We Told The Brooklyn Paper a Year Ago That They Didn’t Print A little over a year ago, BHB began receiving information from people claiming to have ties with accused fraudster Dan “Busted Chef” Kaufman. They spun tales of someone who was capable of lying to your face […]
Busted Chef Chronicles Part 2: A Vermont Story
As Grand Jury proceedings in the case against accused fraudster Dan “Busted Chef” Kaufman begin this week, his sordid past in New England is rearing its head. As the food monger awaits possible indictments on several counts including identity theft, Kaufman’s track record in Vermont suggests that this is not the first time he’s been […]
Busted Chef Chronicles Part 1: You Can Fool Some of the People…
Accused fraudster Dan “Busted Chef” Kaufman may have duped some area notables in addition to the 24 alleged victims authorities claim were robbed of a combined $25,000 by his “double dipping” their credit cards. The Brooklyn Paper was first duped by the Busted Chef in April 2007 when it identified Kaufman by what could be […]
Busted Chef Update: Dan’s [Dirty] Laundry List
It would appear that Dan Kaufman’s arraignment has been moved up to today in Brooklyn Criminal Court. He will be charged with: -Attempted Identity Theft, 1st Deg. -4 counts of Identity Theft, 1st Deg. -2 counts of Falsifying Business Records, 1st Deg. -2 counts of Grand Larceny, 3rd Deg. -2 counts of Grand Larceny, 4th […]
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