Extradition of Israeli mob figures approved


JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Jerusalem court approved the extradition to the United States of Israeli senior mob figures.

The extradition of  brothers Yitzhak and Meir Abergil to face racketeering charges in the United States was approved on Tuesday. The district court also approved the extradition of three other suspected criminals implicated in the Abergil investigation.

The Abergils are alleged to have arranged for the murder in Los Angeles of drug dealer Sami Atias. They are wanted as well for money laundering, accessory to murder, extortion and drug offenses.

The brothers say they will appeal the ruling.

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