Underworld kingpin's path to trial

By DAN IZENBERG
November 30, 2005 03:44
1 minute read.

  • Early 2001: Israeli and US police decide to make Rosenstein number one target to combat drug trafficking.
  • July 2001: Rosenstein aides Baruch and Alan Dadush recruit two Israelis, David Roash and Yisrael Ashkenazi, to smuggle 700,000 Ecstasy pills into US. Roash and Ashkenazi are arrested in New York and tell police of their links to Dadush brothers and Rosenstein. Dadush brothers arrested and sentenced to 18-year prison term in Israel.
  • October 27, 2004: Israel signs state's witness agreement with Dadush brothers. They are sent to US with promise of lesser jail sentences in return for testimony against Rosenstein. Brothers tell Israeli police and US about Rosenstein's alleged involvement in drug smuggling.
  • November 28, 2004: Police arrest Rosenstein at behest of US, which informs Israel it wants to extradite him.
  • December 12, 2004: US sends official warrant of arrest charging Rosenstein with conspiring to import Ecstasy into the US for distribution.
  • January 5, 2004: State Attorney's Office requests Jerusalem District Court declare Rosenstein's extradition to US.
  • April 19, 2005: Jerusalem District Court Judge Ya'acov Tsaban rules Rosenstein's extradition.
  • June 5, 2005: Rosenstein appeals to Supreme Court of Justice against Tsaban's decision
  • August 8, 2005: Supreme Court three-justice-panel hears the appeal
  • November 30, 2005: Supreme Court ruling due on appeal.


  • More about:Israel, New York


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