The article states the number arrested was large enough to require buses to bring them into the stations.  The one item that is bothersome here is the accused Rabbi involvement with trafficking kidneys, offering to sell them and laundering money, the 2 just don’t seem to go together in most people’s books including mine.  

The “kidney salesman” admitted to brokering kidneys by offering individuals in Israel to sell their kidney for ten thousand dollars and then would put the kidney for sale in the US for $160,000.  A whistleblower or informant was quoted as being the source for all the arrests and investigations that lead up to today’s actions.  Payments were made in installments and the final big chunk was collected when the Rosenbaum was able to get the individual in the hospital in Israel.  BD 

U.S. Attorney, FBI hold press conference on corruption arrests

NEWARK, N.J. – The mayors of three New Jersey cities, two state legislators and several rabbis were among more than 40 people arrested Thursday in a sweeping corruption investigation that began as a probe into an international money laundering ring that trafficked in goods as diverse as human organs and fake designer handbags.

Among 44 people arrested Thursday were Hoboken Mayor Peter Cammarano III, Secaucus Mayor Dennis Elwell, Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, state Assemblyman L. Harvey Smith and state Assemblyman Daniel Van Pelt.

Federal prosecutors said the investigation initially focused on a money laundering network that operated between Brooklyn, N.Y.; Deal, N.J.; and Israel. The network is alleged to have laundered tens of millions of dollars through Jewish charities controlled by rabbis in New York and New Jersey.

Those arrested included Levy Izhak Rosenbaum of Brooklyn, who was charged with conspiring to arrange the sale of an Israeli citizen's kidney for $160,000 for a transplant for the informant's fictitious uncle. Rosenbaum was quoted as saying he had been arranging the sale of kidneys for 10 years.

3 NJ mayors, lawmakers arrested in corruption case - Yahoo! News


  1. Dan Rathers press release for the Kidney Rabbi
    The trial of Rabbi Levi Rosenbaum is set for 3/8/2010.

    Quote by Elie Wiesel
    "I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented".

    Dan Rather and Nancy Scheper-Hughes have taken on a story that has not been "told like it is" since a New York Daily News article came out on July 25, 2009.

    Shame on the evil people exposed in this story. RAMPANT GREED (Money=God) is THE number one problem in our world today. Money is truly the root of all evil.

    "Live simply, so others can simply live".

    Thank you DAN RATHER


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