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The first person convicted in an American federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs - an Israeli citizen - is out of prison. His lawyer says Levy Izhak Rosenbaum was released from the federal correctional facility at Fort Dix in New Jersey and is back home in Brooklyn, New York. Attorney Edward Shulman told NJ.com that federal immigration officials decided the 63-year-old's crimes were not deportable offenses.
Rosenbaum's offense was not a deportable crime.
Rosenbaum pleaded guilty to brokering the sale of three kidneys ? buying them from people in Israel for as little as $10,000, then selling them to U.S. patients who did not qualify for transplants or did not want to wait. The cost of the sale was over $100,000, and the operations were performed at top U.S. hospitals.
While he pleaded guilty to three counts, authorities said he brokered many more kidney transplants and made millions from the deals.
"If he was drugging the people or knocking them out" to get their kidneys, Shulman said, that would have been a deportable offense. But, he said, that was not the case. "Both participants were willing."
Shulman said his client's deals saved lives
originally posted by: real_one
Illegal organ harvesting is part of Israeli culture just like Vodka is part of Russia's...
What if it was an Iranian committing the same crimes?
The cost of the sale was over $100,000, and the operations were performed at top U.S. hospitals.