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Peru sending alleged bribe-taker back to Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Peru is extraditing an ex-Israeli judge accused of accepting bribes.

Dan Cohen is facing charges of taking nearly $5 million in bribes in his capacity as a member of the board of directors of the Israel Electric Corp.

A Peruvian court approved Israel’s extradition request last Friday, according to Ha’aretz.

Cohen, a former district court judge, fled to Peru before his trial earlier this year.