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Court Orders Lansky to Put Up Security Money to Cover Libel Suit Costs

July 26, 1971
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The reputed American rackets boss Meyer Lansky was ordered today Friday by the Tel Aviv District Court to deposit $17,500 to cover costs in case he loses his $350,000 libel suit against the newspaper Yediot Achronot. The paper had demanded that Lansky deposit the money because he is not a citizen of Israel and his tourist visa may expire. Lansky has had five extensions of his visa since arriving in Israel a year ago. He is suing the newspaper because of a series of articles on his alleged criminal activities.

In a related development, the newspaper Haarotz apologized in print to the luxury Dan Hotel for an article which claimed Lansky had invested in it and in other establishments of Dan Hotels Enterprises. The chain promptly dropped a libel suit against Haaretz.

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