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La Paz, Bolivia - Bolivian Authorities: Judge That Placed Ostreicher In Jail Is Under Arrest With 6 Gov. Officials

Published on: November 27, 2012 04:42 PM
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Ostreicher was hospitalized last week in a Bolivian hospital after being diagnosed with Parkinson'sOstreicher was hospitalized last week in a Bolivian hospital after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s

La Paz, Bolivia - Bolivia’s interior minister says authorities have now arrested six government officials suspected of involvement in a scheme to rob and extort a New York businessman jailed in a money-laundering probe.

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The minister, Carlos Romero, told reporters Tuesday that those arrested included the judge who first ordered American Jacob Ostreicher jailed and officials working in the state agency that seized 18,000 metric tons of rice from him.

The first suspect was arrested Monday.

Ostreicher has been jailed without charge since June 2011. Prosecutors have yet to produce no evidence he laundered money in a rice-growing venture in which he and a Swiss partner invested $25 million.

He says several of the officials now under arrest tried to extort money from him in return for promises to get him out of jail.


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 Nov 27, 2012 at 04:47 PM BLONDI Says:

hopefully he will be released NOW and sent to hospital...refuah shlama

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 04:51 PM NotSure Says:

So, will he be free soon?

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 04:59 PM Berl Says:

Hope its an open way that he will be released

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 05:06 PM volfe Says:

Corrupted place......
My only Question is how did the Bolivia government (-read zoo) figure it out?, they are monkeys......
But i won't be in shocked if i will hear that the ppl that standing under this new case will also be arrested .....
Again in 1 word CORRUPTED!

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 05:07 PM My2Cents_ Says:

we are so close to purim already ... that i hope all of them have the same mapule as HUMMIN Hrusha

I hope that Jacob finds the strength to make it thru this ordeal

Acheniu Bnei Y... Hamokom Yreacheim Eleim ....

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 05:09 PM Klitnipl Says:

Burech merachem al habri'es.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 05:10 PM Lodzker Says:

keep davening!! may we have such news by rubashkin!

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 05:31 PM ChareidiMan Says:

So first they killed him, broke him down, got him sick and now they all of a sudden realize that the government was a fraud in the first place.

Sounds almost as bad as the American Justice system.

NEVER ever trust any governmet in the world, not even ours. Take a look at something as little as Hurricane Sandy. The government was a total no show the entire time except to hold news conferences. In Far Rockaway and SeaGgate it was all about our community helping otherwise nothing was done.

Hope this shows you a bit how goverments work

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:36 PM curious Says:

Don't be fooled, corruption runs so deep there. Heads are rolling with fallacious indignation. They know that the whole world is unto them so they had to put on a show. Sure Ostreicher will be free soon b"H but without an apology.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:29 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Lodzker Says:

keep davening!! may we have such news by rubashkin!

How dare you put a thief in the same catagory as Yakov Ostreicher. Over and over again we saw that Rubashkin stole from banks, lied, cheated his friends all for the sake of money.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:25 PM Hatzolhack Says:

With this development, what is the government saying about his release?

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:18 PM Melech Says:

To #8-Chareidi Man- I don't mind telling you that your comment about the Government of the USA, is off the wall. This is the same Government that has accorded you freedom of worship, and other civil liberties, which you would not find in most governments throughout the world. Our Government is not perfect, but we do not have pre-trial detention in this country, as is the case in many countries. Regarding Sea Gate, and Far Rockaway, the residents cannot depend upon the Government to help them, as they must help themselves. While it is true that many homes were destroyed, and many homeowners did not have flood insurance, the situation was not as dire as the poor people in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries, where over 250,000 people were killed in the Tsunami of 2004.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 06:03 PM Yossi Says:

I hope we all take a lesson how to keep our mouth SHUT...i had numerous conversations about Ostreicher with friends and all said Yeah he knew what he was doing and he shouldnt of gone to Bolivia..The facts and the truth teaches us again and again do NOT judge anyone till you know the facts...
The same goes to the person on trial now for molesting a yiddishe girl...The man is NOT guilty till proven guilty...We dont know all the corruption behind every case and we must learn once and for all AL TUDIN CHARCHU AD SHTAGIA LIMKOYMOY..
unfortunate that we always judge people by what we think is the truth...

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Reply to #7  
Lodzker Says:

keep davening!! may we have such news by rubashkin!

"keep davening!! may we have such news by rubashkin!

How dare you mention Rubashkin and this innocent man in the same sentence! I get calls weekly to donate to Rubashin and never a call for Ostreicher who was entrapped. Rubashkin and his family knew exactly what they were doing at all times and were given the opportunity to plea bargain and refused.

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:28 PM shredready Says:

Reply to #12  
Melech Says:

To #8-Chareidi Man- I don't mind telling you that your comment about the Government of the USA, is off the wall. This is the same Government that has accorded you freedom of worship, and other civil liberties, which you would not find in most governments throughout the world. Our Government is not perfect, but we do not have pre-trial detention in this country, as is the case in many countries. Regarding Sea Gate, and Far Rockaway, the residents cannot depend upon the Government to help them, as they must help themselves. While it is true that many homes were destroyed, and many homeowners did not have flood insurance, the situation was not as dire as the poor people in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries, where over 250,000 people were killed in the Tsunami of 2004.

Thank you the government did help and is providing funds. I assume the origInal poster voted republican smaller government unless he needs it

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 07:34 PM The-Logician Says:

To 10 -

You evoke righteous indignation, while speaking falsely and being Motzi Shem ra. He never stole a dime from anyone!

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 Nov 27, 2012 at 08:45 PM Truthforever Says:

Reply to #13  
Yossi Says:

I hope we all take a lesson how to keep our mouth SHUT...i had numerous conversations about Ostreicher with friends and all said Yeah he knew what he was doing and he shouldnt of gone to Bolivia..The facts and the truth teaches us again and again do NOT judge anyone till you know the facts...
The same goes to the person on trial now for molesting a yiddishe girl...The man is NOT guilty till proven guilty...We dont know all the corruption behind every case and we must learn once and for all AL TUDIN CHARCHU AD SHTAGIA LIMKOYMOY..
unfortunate that we always judge people by what we think is the truth...

You are sooo right, now with the case of that girl in brooklyn, unbelievable how far corruption could go, now by trial they unvield so many facts.

Like the so called molester had a din torah with the father of the girl a few years ago, & the father of the girl lost, & he promised revange on that respectful asken.


Also that the girls BF took revange for something that asken did, which he didn't like.

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 01:02 AM Canadian Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

How dare you put a thief in the same catagory as Yakov Ostreicher. Over and over again we saw that Rubashkin stole from banks, lied, cheated his friends all for the sake of money.

Which friends did Rubashkin cheat? Just wondering. I also agree it's likely Mr. ostreicher might be innocent and certainly is not being given the justice he deserves but I'm not sure we have all the facts of his case. Regardless I pray for his freedom as well as Rubashkin's and think Hashem is proud in my Ahavas Yisroel.

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 02:02 AM schwartzi Says:

Reply to #8  
ChareidiMan Says:

So first they killed him, broke him down, got him sick and now they all of a sudden realize that the government was a fraud in the first place.

Sounds almost as bad as the American Justice system.

NEVER ever trust any governmet in the world, not even ours. Take a look at something as little as Hurricane Sandy. The government was a total no show the entire time except to hold news conferences. In Far Rockaway and SeaGgate it was all about our community helping otherwise nothing was done.

Hope this shows you a bit how goverments work

nothing new here.

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 Nov 28, 2012 at 01:01 PM HAPPY12 Says:

Reply to #10  
Anonymous Says:

How dare you put a thief in the same catagory as Yakov Ostreicher. Over and over again we saw that Rubashkin stole from banks, lied, cheated his friends all for the sake of money.

Why do you spew such venom?
Rubashkin is in jail for being a Jew. Ask Judge Linda Reade.

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