Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, who bought kidneys from live donors from poor countries like Moldova – sometimes at gunpoint – for approximately $10,000 each and sold them to desperately ill Americans for $120,000-160,000, has sold what the New York Observer calls “the house that organ trading [sic] bought” for more than $2 million dollars.
Haredi Organ Trafficker Sells Brooklyn Home For More Than $2 Million
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, who bought kidneys from live donors from poor countries like Moldova (and, sometimes, from Israel’s large immigrant community), for approximately $10,000 each and sold them to desperately ill Americans for $120,000-160,000, has sold what the New York Observer calls “the house that organ trading [sic] bought” for more thann $2 million dollars.
Rosenbaum – who was arrested in 2009 as part of the massive federal New Jersey sting operation that saw the arrests of dozens of politicians and almost 10 haredim, including at least five rabbis – pleaded guilty to federal organ trafficking charges last year, the first person ever to be convicted on those federal charges. Rosenbaum is currently living in the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) in Fort Dix, New Jersey, where he will remain until December 17, 2014. He also had to forfeit $420,000 of his illegally gotten gains.
Rosenbaum was a thug who would reportedly pull out a pistol and tell recalcitrant ‘sellers,’ "You're here [in the US]. A deal is a deal. Now, you'll give us a kidney or you'll never go home."
Now Rosenbaum never will go home, either.
That’s because Levy Itzhak and his wife Soshana just sold their Brooklyn house for just over $2 million, according to the Observer.
The Rosenbaums' modern three-story home is reportedly the largest home on the block in Mapleton, a middle-class neighborhood that lays between between Midwood, the Sefardic area of Gravesend, Borough Park. Rosenbaum purchased that property in 2003 for $545,500 and then either built a totally new structure or dramatically remodeled the old.
The Rosenbaum home was subdivided into two condominiums. Both were reportedly sold to Hendel Abramowitz by the Rosenbaums for just over $1 million each in an off-list sale.