'Ex-underworld boss' Roni Harari indicted for extortion

March 5, 2012 12:41


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The Tel Aviv District Attorney filed an indictment in the Tel Aviv District Court on Monday, charging ex-underworld boss Roni Harari and another man, Andrey Sevastianov, with two counts each of extortion and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Somewhat ironically, Harari, who once headed the notorious Ramat Amidar crime organization, was arrested shortly after trying to show that he had abandoned the world of crime. The alleged extortion came to light last month, after Channel 10 broadcast a documentary on its 'Real Faces' show, which included an interview with Harari.During the interview, a viewer identified the BMW car Harari was driving as belonging to her, and contacted the police. The woman's husband later alleged that Harari was extorting him.

According to the indictment, Harari and Sevastianov extorted two victims, both of whom had run up debts.

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