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Jerusalem - 2 Israelis Extradited To U.S. On Murder Charges

Published on: January 12, 2011 08:44 AM
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A van carrying Meir Abergil, a member of one of Israel's most notorious crime families, is driven from Ayalon prison at the central Israeli town of Ramle, Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011. Meir Abergil was taken from the prison to Israel's international airport where he and his brother Itzhak Abergil were extradited to the U.S., where they are wanted on charges ranging from murder to racketeering. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)A van carrying Meir Abergil, a member of one of Israel's most notorious crime families, is driven from Ayalon prison at the central Israeli town of Ramle, Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011. Meir Abergil was taken from the prison to Israel's international airport where he and his brother Itzhak Abergil were extradited to the U.S., where they are wanted on charges ranging from murder to racketeering. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Jerusalem - Israeli police say two suspected leaders of one of the country’s most powerful crime families are being extradited to the U.S. to face murder, drug and racketeering charges.

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Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says U.S. marshals escorted brothers Itzhak and Meir Abergil onto a plane to Los Angeles.

Israel arrested the men in 2008 after a U.S. court charged them with using a San Fernando Valley gang to distribute 1 million ecstasy pills and paying a gang member to kill a man for stealing a drug shipment.

Police say the Abergils head a powerful crime syndicate with interests in drugs and gambling.

One of their lawyers, Avigdor Feldman, told Israel radio he believes there is not enough evidence against his clients and they will be freed soon.


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 Jan 12, 2011 at 10:07 AM Anonymous Says:

How do such people travel, on regular El Al flight?

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 Jan 12, 2011 at 11:14 AM Anonymous Says:

they don't and i'm not sure if the are on an elal flight or a us airline. remember when they bought the "rabbi elior chen" back from Brazil? he was under the watchful eye of 2 israeli police officers throughout the whole flight and not only that when teh plane landed he was escorted by poilce off the plane straight to a waiting police van. I assume it's the same thing here.

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 Jan 12, 2011 at 06:34 PM GB_Jew Says:

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Anonymous Says:

How do such people travel, on regular El Al flight?

The answer to your question is in the text:

"U.S. marshals escorted brothers Itzhak and Meir Abergil onto a plane to Los Angeles."

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 Jan 12, 2011 at 10:03 PM TLERMA Says:

So we hand over Yidden to the US and we cannot redeem Pollard in return? Sounds like hypocritical policy....

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 Jan 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM TheYid Says:

I thought that Israel does not extradite Jewish people?

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 Jan 13, 2011 at 08:23 AM Anonymous Says:

depends i think they were muderers. anyways if you lok at ynet you'll see it's NOT a regular airline but a small plane from the FBI.

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 Jan 13, 2011 at 03:55 AM Chaim_Ben-Yehuda Says:

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TheYid Says:

I thought that Israel does not extradite Jewish people?

Why ever not? If there is a reasonable suspicion of there being a case against them, why should "Jewish people" be treated any different from anyone else?

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