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Shtarkes Not to Appeal His Prison Terms for Abduction of ‘yossele’

Shalom Shtarkes’ attorney said today that Shtarkes had decided not to appeal his conviction and prison term in the abduction of his nephew, Yossele Schumacher, but that he would try to obtain a Presidential pardon.

The young religious teacher was sentenced last week to three years’ imprisonment in the kidnaping and to two years for perjury in the case. The sentences, which will run concurrently, are reckoned from August 1961, when Shtarkes was first jailed in London on an extradition warrant from Israel.