State moves to freeze assets of convicted killer Jacob Klein
The state is seeking to freeze about $660,000 in assets of convicted killer Jacob Klein.
Klein was found guilty on Oct. 5 of second-degree murder in the death of Philip Rabadi. Klein stabbed Rabadi in his New Scotland home on April 13, 2022. Prosecutors say Klein was a jealous ex-boyfriend of Rabadi’s wife, Elana Radin, and he stalked the couple.
A week after the verdict, on Oct. 12, Radin’s attorney gave notice to the New York State Office of Victim Services that she planned to file a civil lawsuit against Klein.
The next day, the office filed a request for an injunction in Albany Supreme Court to prohibit Klein or his power of attorney from touching the $427,607.36 from a TD Americade account or $233,265.40 from a NBT Bank account.
The state is bypassing the normal step of filing a petition for a temporary restraining order, which would require notice to Klein, because the office believes the funds “may be immediately dissipated” by Klein or someone acting on his behalf.
Klein is being held in Albany County Jail pending sentencing, which is scheduled for Dec. 8.
The story was first reported by the Times Union.