Police search car of Abergil-involved lawyer after threat

Threatening letter attached to Nissam Marom's vehicle window; police sappers search area for explosives; none found.

January 25, 2011 11:41
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Abergilnew311. (photo credit: Israeli Police Spokesperson)

A letter containing threats was attached to the window of a vehicle belonging to Central District state prosecutor Nissim Marom in Kiryat Ono on Tuesday.

Marom played a central role in the recent extradition of alleged crime family bosses Itzik and Meir Abergil to the United States.

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Following the threat, large numbers of police surrounded the area and a bomb squad conducted searches for explosives.

No suspicious items were found.

Following death threat, Cmdr. Yoav Seglovitch, head of the police's Investigations and Intelligence branch, tasked the National Serious and International Crimes Unit and the Lahav 433 Unit with investigating the incident.

Yitzhak and Meir Abergil were arraigned on murder, money-laundering, extortion drug trafficking charges along with three others in a Los Angeles federal court on January 14, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The 77-page US federal indictment includes 32 charges. Yitzhak Abergil, the leader of the crime family, will face 11 and Meir, the crime family’s money-manager, six.

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