Haredi Man Gets 2 1/2 Years In Prison For Human Organ Trafficking
The AP reports:
A New York City man has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison in a case prosecutors say is the first ever federal conviction for illegally selling human kidneys for profit.
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum showed no immediate reaction to the sentence Wednesday in Trenton federal court.
The 61-year-old Brooklyn resident pleaded guilty last October to brokering three illegal kidney transplants for New Jersey-based customers in exchange for payments of $120,000 or more.…
Rosenbaum was caught in the Dwek scandal. He sold kidneys for more than $100,000 and paid donors far, far less.
He was in the business to make money. Helping people was allegedly a distant second.
[Hat Tip: Mark Jay.]