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Black markets in organs for transplant surgery are not a monopoly of developing countries like Pakistan and the Philippines, it seems. The recent arrest of a New York dealer in illegal organs has exposed a world of shady deals in the US. Levy-Izhak Rosenbaum was caught in an FBI sting late last month, along with a number of other people accused of various forms of corruption. He allegedly planned to buy a kidney from an Israeli and sell it to an American patient for $160,000. Prosecutors said Rosenbaum had boasted that he had brokered "quite a lot" of transplants over 10 years. This could be the first documented case of trafficking in the US.