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Court: Israel can extradite Polish crime boss to Poland

June 21, 2012 15:45

The Ministry of Justice announced on Thursday that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for the extradition of Janush Dern by rejecting his appeal on the decision of the Jerusalem District Court to extradite him.

Janush, and his brother Vladimir, allegedly ran a criminal organization in Poland, which stole and coordinated schemes by others to steal a range of items, from heavy equipment to electronics, totaling at least NIS 3.5 million.

In order to carry out their criminal activities, the Dern brothers also allegedly perpetrated the systematic forging of documents relating to their crimes. Most of their activities occurred from 1993-1996.

Janush was convicted in a Polish court, but fled the country to Israel before his sentence was handed down.

Janush had been declared extraditable on February 23, 2011 by the District Court. His extradition was stayed pending his appeal before the Supreme Court.

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