Ashok Pai, the man who alleges James Levine from the Metroplitan Opera sexually molested him in 1986 as a 16-year-old boy, further claims that the famed conductor's younger brother Tom Levine was "in on the game" according to a police report as reported by the New York Post: "[Pai] contended that Tom Levine 'was also around during dinners' he had with the maestro," and "signed his name to checks Pai received from 1988 to 1993, Pai said." The age of consent at the time James Levine allegedly molested Ashok Pai was sixteen, and accordingly, criminal charges will not be brought over that matter authorities announced last week.
As this blog previously reported James Levine "was a patron with his younger brother and business assistant Tom Levine of the gay hustler bar Rounds in midtown New York according to a memoir by Charles Scaglione who was one of the club's owners." Although Scaglione insists that Rounds had no mob ties another co-owner, Seymour Seiden, allegedly had a prior history with the Genovese family and its gay clubs. Indeed, in 1975 the New York Police Department and District Attorney's Office launched an investigation dubbed Operation Together which looked into the mob control of gay bars and underage boy sex rings, and the principal target was Seymour Seiden according to a retired NYPD officer with whom I spoke several years ago who worked undercover on the case.
Further reading that may be of interest: