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Whodunit? Two Stockbrokers Murdered in Jersey; No Clues
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The following story hit the wires yesterday afternoon:

Wednesday October 27 2:40 PM ET

Stockbrokers Found Shot to Death

By MARTHA RAFFAELE Associated Press Writer

COLTS NECK, N.J. (AP) - Two stockbrokers were found shot to death at the estate where one lived with his girlfriend, and authorities had few leads in what they consider an "execution."

"This is a definite 'whodunit.' In the majority of homicides we have a pretty clear-cut idea, even if we can't prove who did it right away, we at least have a pretty good idea who did it," Monmouth County Prosecutor John Kaye said. "This is very different."

Police called to the house early Tuesday found Alain Chalem, 41, and Mayir Lehmann, 37, shot to death in the foyer, their cellular telephones inches from their hands.

Chalem lived on the 16-acre property with his girlfriend, Kimberly Scarola, and her 13-year-old son. Lehmann lived in Woodmere, N.Y.

Both were stockbrokers and sold penny stocks through a Web site called, but Kaye didn't know whether their profession had anything to do with their deaths.

"I don't know, but there was no burglary involved," Kaye said. "That was never a thought. This was an execution. Reasons, we're not certain yet."

Kaye said two workmen who were friends with Chalem called police at about 1 a.m. Tuesday after arriving to spend the night. The men had been calling the house, where Chalem and Lehmann operated their business, since Monday evening but no one had answered, Kaye said.

Lehmann was shot once in the back of the head, while Chalem was shot repeatedly, Kaye said.

Cellphones were found inches from both victims' hands, Kaye said. Investigators have checked what calls were made from the phones but Kaye would not release that information.

The home in this community of 8,500 about 10 miles northwest of Asbury Park belongs to Russell Candela of Brooklyn and Easthampton, N.Y., the father of Chalem's girlfriend.

Ms. Scarola had gone to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., several days before the bodies were found. Her son, Jeffrey, was with her ex-husband, Kaye said.

Chalem had been living in the home for seven or eight months, Kaye said.

Chalem also owned a hotel in the Catskills in 1994 and ran another hotel in Hampton Bays, N.Y., Kaye said.

Interestingly, back in May this query appeared on the GDIS thread. (Thanks to Kerry Carmichael, who found it last night.) Note the mention of

To: Steven Fruman (0 )
From: Joseph Charles & Assoc., Inc.
Wednesday, May 19 1999 11:49AM ET
Reply # of 60

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conversations with the company included any confirmation or acknowledgement of the financial claims made in reports distributed by IMC Advisors ( or Stock Investor (

These individuals are urged to contact our legal department via e-mail at

For more information please visit

You will be contacted shortly once our legal department has received your contact information.

Thank You

Joseph Charles & Assoc., Inc, is a full service investment banking and securities brokerage.

Members NASD & SIPC

Message 9614068

Everyone likes a good mystery, and many of us enjoy researching nasty little BB stocks and their promoters. So let's see what we can find out.

Can we solve the case? Or at least dig up some evidence?
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