Police indict 5 suspects in Hadrei Haredim extortion affair

July 12, 2012 18:06

Police announced Thursday it had found sufficient evidence to warrant an indictment against five suspects in the Hadrei Haredim website extortion affair.

Police suspected that over the last two years, the five members of staff working for the Haredi news site extorted large sums of money from businessmen, rabbis, organizations and large companies, who paid them hundreds of thousands of dollars. The five suspects comprise the director-general of the site,his deputy and three other employees.

The suspects allegedly threatened to publish content that would damage people's reputations unless they paid them large sums of money.

The police said that it had completed an investigation into the affair and transferred the case to the prosecution.

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