Israeli Kidneys $10,000 $120,000
October 28, 2011 by staff
Israeli Kidneys $10,000 $120,000, NY dealer organs, supports the purchase of the kidneys in Israel and 10,000 … and sell in the U.S. by 120,000 and Lawyers for a man who pleaded guilty Thursday to the first conviction for illegal federal agencies say he was carrying out life-saving services for the seriously ill.
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, New York, admitted in federal court in Trenton intermediation three illegal kidney transplants in New Jersey based desperate customers in exchange for payments of 120,000 I more.
He also pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to brokering an illegal sale of kidneys.
Attorneys Ronald Kleinberg and Richard Finkel says Rosenbaum never asked customers.
Just agreed to help seriously ill people by seeking kidney donors, they said.
The lawyers say the surgeries took place at the prestigious U.S. hospitals and were conducted by experts with experience of the transplant.
However, the name of the hospitals involved, reports the Associated Press.
The lawyers claimed that donors managed to give the kidneys were fully aware of what they were doing.
But anthropologist and expert on organ trading Nancy Scheper-Hughes, who described Israel as “pariah” in the world of organ transplantation, has said in the past that many donors were desperately poor immigrants from European countries such as Moldova, Romania and Russia.
They say that the recipients are leading a healthy life by Rosenbaum.
The 60-year-old was arrested two years ago after an intensive investigation into corruption in New Jersey.
The probe led to 46 arrests, including several rabbis, reports New York Daily News.
“I am what you call a matchmaker … I’ve never had a failure.” He was captured after an FBI informant posing as a businessman said he was looking for a new kidney for a sick uncle
Rosenbaum was caught on tape boasting that he had negotiated “a lot” of illegal transplants.
He told the reporter: “I am what you call a matchmaker.
“I can bring a man that I think is right for your uncle … I’ve never had a failure.”
Prosecutors said he bought the bodies of vulnerable people in Israel and at least 10,000 and then sold here for a minimum of 120,000 y.
U.S. New Jersey attorney Paul Fishman, said: “The black market in human organs is not only a serious threat to public health, reserving a life-saving treatment for the best you can afford the expense of those who can not. We will not tolerate such an affront to human dignity. “
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