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This profile was last updated on 4/16/08  and contains information from public web pages.

Mr. Eli Karetny

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Background

Employment History

  • Owner
    Club Heat
  • Operator
    Club Heat
  • President
    HMS Ventures
  • Head
    HMS Ventures
  • President
    Pier 34 Associates Inc.
  • Operator
    Pier 34 Associates Inc.
  • Exclusive Representative
    Pier 34 Associates Inc.
125 Total References
Web References
Eli Karetny, owner of ...
ww.citypaper.net, 16 April 2008 [cached]
Eli Karetny, owner of Club Heat, released from house arrest after nine months."I'm already plotting my comeback," says Karetny.
Gas Explosion Attorneys representing victims nationwide
www.klinespecter.com, 16 Aug 2005 [cached]
Michael Asbell, owner of the pier, and Eli Karetny, operator of Club Heat, on the pier, have already paid out $29.6 million to the families of the victims in a legal settlement.
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"The actual evidence... tended to show that, for approximately five and one-half years [Karetny and Asbell] allowed the structural soundness of their pier to steadily decline in large part because of the cost to repair it satisfactorily," wrote Justice Ronald D. Castille.
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In response to the warnings, Karetny allegedly had employees hide cracks in the deck with a rug and flowerpots, Castille wrote.
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Asbell and Karetny also face 48 misdemeanor charges, including involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy and reckless endangerment.
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In 2004, the families of the three women and 40 of the injured reached a $29.6 million settlement with Asbell, Karetny and other defendants named in dozens of civil law suits.
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Lawyers for Karetny and Asbell could not be reached for comment.
.:: Moshulu Restaurant & Bar ::.
www.moshulu.com, 23 April 2006 [cached]
1996: July 24 - The Moshulu is re-christened by Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell and HMS President Eli Karetny opens in the style of a grand turn-of-the-century luxury liner on Pier 34 on Philadelphia's waterfront.
Philadelphia Daily News | 01/29/2004 | SETTLED FOR $29.6M
www.philly.com, 29 Jan 2004 [cached]
May 15, 2000: Eli Karetny, owner of Club Heat atop Pier 34, calls Jesse Tyson, an engineer for J.E. Brenneman, which evolved into Commerce Construction Co., and indicates cracks on the pier have gotten wider.
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Karetny and Asbell, however, have denied Tyson warned the pier was about to collapse.
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Aug. 21, 2001: District Attorney Lynne Abraham files criminal charges against Asbell and Karetny that include three counts of involuntary manslaughter; 43 counts of reckless endangerment; risking catastrophe; failure to prevent a catastrophe and criminal conspiracy.
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June 4, 2002: Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner dismisses felony charges against Asbell and Karetny, but lesser charges remain.
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May 15, 2000: Eli Karetny, owner of Club Heat atop Pier 34, calls Jesse Tyson, an engineer for J.E. Brenneman, which evolved into Commerce Construction Co., and indicates cracks on the pier have gotten wider.
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Karetny and Asbell, however, have denied Tyson warned the pier was about to collapse.
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Aug. 21, 2001: District Attorney Lynne Abraham files criminal charges against Asbell and Karetny that include three counts of involuntary manslaughter; 43 counts of reckless endangerment; risking catastrophe; failure to prevent a catastrophe and criminal conspiracy.
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June 4, 2002: Common Pleas Judge Benjamin Lerner dismisses felony charges against Asbell and Karetny, but lesser charges remain.
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On Aug. 21, 2001, District Attorney Lynne Abraham charged Michael Asbell, head of Portside, and Eli Karetny, the head of HMS, with risking a catastrophe and conspiracy, both felonies, and a slew of misdemeanors, including involuntary manslaughter.
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John Ledwith, attorney for HMS Ventures, Karetny and Dorrance Hamilton; and Louis Bove, who represents Asbell and Portside, echoed his sentiments.
A Philadelphia judge this morning lifted ...
www.philly.com, 11 April 2008 [cached]
A Philadelphia judge this morning lifted the house arrest sentence imposed last June on Eli Karetny, operator of the Pier 34 nightclub that collapsed into the Delaware River in 2000 drowning three women.
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The judge said the personnel who monitor Karetny, 67, in his Cherry Hill home could be better used monitoring another criminal.
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Karetny and the pier owner, Michael Asbell, of Merion, were sentenced by Woods-Skipper last June 22, Karetny to 9 to 18 months, and Asbell, 65, to 11 to 22 months and seven years probation.
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Karetny and the pier owner, Michael Asbell, of Merion, were sentenced by Woods-Skipper last June 22, Karetny to 9 to 18 months, and Asbell, 65, to 11 to 22 months and seven years probation.
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Gallagher read a letter from the mother of one of the victims, Blanche White-Toole, who wrote, "I'm sure Mr. Karetny is a model citizen but he pleaded guilty to his part in the death of my daughter."
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Karetny did not testify and declined to comment after the hearing.
But Karetny was lauded by witness Della Clark, president of the Enterprise Center, of West Philadelphia, a nonprofit organization that promotes minority entrepreneurship and teaches teens about the restaurant business.
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"Mr. Karetny has helped to advance the center.
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DeSimone said the release should have been agreed-upon without a hearing: "There was no reason to drag this into court. . . . We're never going to bring the girls back but Mr. Karetny can do some good.
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Last May, on the morning the retrial was to start, Karetny pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering 43 other people, and Asbell pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, conspiracy and risking a catastrophe.
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