Sarma Melngailis says she only knew that El Chapo lawyer Lichtman was married after sexts were leaked
Sarma Melngailis only learned that Jeffrey Lichtman was married after her tough texts with the lawyer of drug baron El Chapo were leaked.
It turned out to be a week since Jeffrey Lichtman might not be able to visit his own client in prison and the Brooklyn Attorney Office could start an investigation into Lichtman's texts.
But the convicted restorer Melngailis said she did not know that the 53-year-old had a wife and two children.
Sarma Melngailis, pictured in a Brooklyn court with Jeffrey Lichtman in June 2017, said & # 39; it just hurts & # 39; that she was not told that he had a wife and two children when they were intimate
Defense lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman may not be able to visit El Chapo in jail after discussing El Chapo in texts with former restaurateur Sarma Melngailis
She told the New York Post that it 'just hurts a bit & # 39; after he has apparently been misled. According to the publication Melngailis Litchman did not ask if he was married until after they had had sex.
& # 39; Separated since December & # 39 ;, he told her in a text of May 19, 2017. The couple reportedly began sending messages of a sexual nature in February 2017. The wife of Lichtman later revealed that they had never been divorced and that she had no knowledge of the affair.
Melngailis, 46, rose to popularity when her two vegan restaurants in Manhattan – Lucky Duck restaurant and Pure Food & Wine – became foodie sensations in the city.
The & # 39; Vegan Bernie Madoff & # 39 ;, which is the name & # 39; Vegan Bernie Madoff & # 39; received in 2017 received more than three months in prison after she confessed that she had stolen more than $ 1 million from her former employees and investors.
Melngailis acknowledged that her answers to the lawyer were not as sharp as his, but that is because she is a "bad sexter". is.
On 2 May, a few days before Melngailis' plea agreement came, Lichtman sent her a text with a reference to a previous dispute. I loved being in you & # 39 ;, he wrote.
Sarma Melngailis reportedly had an affair with Lichtman for 15 months while he was her lawyer. She admitted that her sexts were uncomfortable and that she was uncomfortable & # 39; felt
Melngailis answered, & # 39; And see how you succeeded: I did not kill all praying mantis and then killed and eaten you. Because that would only have been self-destructive. & # 39;
& # 39; You felt perfect. As if it fits perfectly. Do you want that again, "he wrote days later.
& # 39; Yes, I do, & # 39; replied Melngailis.
In her new interview she admitted: "I personally feel uncomfortable about saying things. My answers were usually uncomfortable formal or some sort of joke. & # 39;
The 46-year-old said that when she found out she would go back to the prison of Rikers Island, she felt worse for Lichtman
The restaurateur claimed that they & # 39; will always be friends & # 39; and remember how & # 39; he smokes well & # 39; during their supposed 15-month affair.
The blonde bomb said that in the past she had experienced a lot of inappropriate behavior from others, but said that Lichtman & # 39; completely different & # 39; used to be.
I really appreciated that he treated me like I'm right, I'm smart, I'm direct, I'm honest. This is something that we are working on together, & # 39; she was looking forward to The Post.
In fact, she felt so strong to him that she felt bad for him when she was sent to the prison of Rikers Island.
& # 39; When I found out that I was going back to Rikers, I felt almost worse for him because I had the feeling that he was doing very hard, & # 39; she said. & # 39; My leaving was also painful for him. It must be difficult if you care about someone. & # 39;
But in an explosive message on the day before her plea agreement, the texts continued when Lichtman told his client that he wanted to have sex with her while she was on her nightly Ambien.
& # 39; That's what I'm for, & # 39; Melngailis said. & # 39; They make me a little ragged dollish. & # 39;
& # 39; Perfect, & # 39; he replied.
An experienced federal defense lawyer said it is likely that the Federal Bureau of Prisons could also become involved because of the texts of Lichtman
Only two days after she had pleaded guilty for large crimes, criminal tax fraud and a fraud-offense, Lichtman sent his client this sexually tinted text.
& # 39; Do you want to be mine? Is it okay if I just use your body on some days so that I can do it [orgasm]? & # 39; He wrote.
Lichtman later told Melngailis that he was silent for her & # 39; while they were in court together.
I wish you felt my shoulder rubbing against yours … I must eat you, & # 39; continued Lichtman.
In a May exchange, Melngailis informed Lichtman that she had not told anyone about their case.
I expected you to keep this between us, & # 39; he replied. & # 39; Look. You know how important you are to me. & # 39;
I wish you felt my shoulder rubbing against yours … I have to eat you, & # 39; Lichtman told her in one text. He is shown in 2017 before the Federal Court of Brooklyn
It is no wonder she felt close to the lawyer; Lichtman trusted on March 16, 2017 Melngailis: "Is it bad that I rent a belly dancer to be the daily visitor of Chapo? & # 39;
Besides messages about their affair sms in Lichtman, Melngailis also talks about her former lawyer Sheila Tendy.
He claimed that Tendy was obsessed with sexual abuse, Melngailis told me: "I did not look at her when I sat on the couch next to her. I did not want to be accused of rape & # 39 ;.
After the lyrics about El Chapo were leaked, it was not the first time that the drug lord's team got into trouble with Judge Brian Cogan.
Last month, Cogan forbade two members of the defense team to bring cellphones to justice for an entire year after prosecutors claimed they were using the phones to help El Chapo secretly text his wife Emma Coronel Aispuro & # 39;
Melngailis claimed that Louis CK had told her that he had never sworn that I was clean when she accused him of giving her an STI. He had reportedly told her that she should have had him wear a condom
She also spoke about Alec Baldwin, who she says she broke, but never slept because she was intimate with another man at the same time.
Melngailis also shared with The Post, an e-mail that reportedly came from Louis CK who allegedly told her he had never sworn that I was clean & # 39 ;, when she accused him of an STI to give to her.
I should have worn a condom, you should have made me, we should have had a lot of things, including the written response.
She still claims to be friends, the comedian will be too and said that the degenerated star she knows from growing up in Massachusetts is the only one who has ever picked up my dog's shit & # 39 ;.
It was not the same for Alec Baldwin, whom she says she broke, but never slept with because she was intimate with another man at the same time.
They went together, but she put the relationship on the run to her that she did not want children. She said she no longer wants to marry after she has split up with her co-conspirator husband Anthony Strangis.
Prior to her new interview, Lichtman said in a statement that his affair with Melngailis was a deep personal affair. is that he & # 39; is going to try to deal with a private personality & # 39 ;.
& # 39; My life and behavior have not always been perfect – as I think we can all say – but I am proud of my legal work in this case and on behalf of all the clients I have represented in the past 28 years, & # 39 ; he added.
& # 39; My personal feelings have never affected my professional work or the results I have achieved. & # 39;
Meanwhile Melngailis claimed that someone & # 39; her devices & # 39; criminal approached & # 39; & & # 39; took copies of existing and removed materials & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I immediately filed a police report and asked for protection, which was violated & # 39 ;, she added.
I am personally hurt that this person who wants to hurt me very badly has done so successfully, and worse in the form of this collateral damage to Jeffrey. & # 39;