A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE CASE GOING WILD
In March of 2010, Dimitri Rozenman was accused of conspiring to commit murder. The financial worth of his company was overstated in the recent divorce settlement, giving his ex-wife a substantial windfall. An appeal of the ruling was filed. Dimitri's children s' welfare and stability were of great concern. An employee, Levi Najar, knew of this concern and repeatedly suggested if he could be a go-between his ex-wife and Dimitri to workout a more equitable solution. Being unaware of the familiarity between his ex-wife and Levi Najar, Dimitri agreed to a meeting. On February llth, a meeting took place at the home of Jana's parents, with Najar, Jana, her parents, and Najar's father. The following morning, Levi reports to Dimitri that things got out of hand and Jana's father was assaulted. This was a lie to extort Dimitri. Dimitri never envisioned things would escalate to such a magnitude. Hours later, Dimitri and Jana bump into each other twice at Saks Fifth Avenue, exchanging “Hi.”The next time Dimitri sees Najar, there is a camera, incoherent talk and confusion to Dimitri. Subsequent actions by the Phoenix Police Department charge Rozenman with conspiracy to commit murder for hire. Najar's statement on February 15th 2009, states, 'when I'm talking to him, (Dimitri}he doesn't understand anything I'm saying in the first place.”Several days later, with Dimitri in jail, Najar makes an impromptu visit to Jana to extort at least $175,000 for his father and at least $5,000 to $10,000 for himself. Jana feels the pressure and intimidation and contacts the police giving testimony that she owes him the money and will pay it, but not in one lump sum. Police never ask her why she owes him this money at this time. Jana's statement “this is not a loan several times to the repeated question by the detectives, “Was this a loan?”Immediately after Jana tells the police about the $175,000 demand, a grand jury convenes, however, the information about the monetary demand by Najar was withheld. Instead, Najar was told to hide, appear for the trial and then disappear.. Levi contradicted himself numerous times that Dimitri entered into a conspiracy to commit first degree murder. There was never any evidence money Levi stated Dimitri paid him was ever paid, and dates Levi stated it happened changed over four times. Also, Levi changed the total amount from $50,000.00 to $70,000.00 A trial takes place. The jury takes two and a half hours to take into consideration fifteen hours or more of statements and a lengthy trial, all on a late Friday afternoon. . Has our justice system failed us again?