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Shtarkes Pleads ‘not Guilty’ in Jerusalem Court; Hearing Postponed

Shalom Shtarkes, who was extradited from Britain to face charges of kidnaping and perjury in connection with the kidnaping of his nephew, Yoselle Schumacher, pleaded not guilty today in Jerusalem district court.

He denied involvement in the two-year disappearance of the boy who was sought on three continents and finally found by United States Secret Service men in the home of a Brooklyn rabbi last July. The uncle also denied that he had perjured himself before the Israel Supreme Court when he declared, before leaving Israel to settle in London, that he had not seen the boy after December 1960. The court today postponed the hearing today until mid-December.