Police search car of Abergil-involved lawyer after threat

Nissim Marom reported that he received a threatening letter; police sappers search family's vehicles; no explosives found.

January 25, 2011 11:17
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A threatening letter was sent Tuesday to the attorney involved in the extradition of the Abergil brothers to the US.

Police and bomb sappers arrived at the Kiryat Ono home of attorney Nissim Marom and searched both cars belonging to him and his wife for any explosive devices.

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Residents in the surrounding homes were evacuated from their homes as well.

No explosives were found.

The case has been transferred to the National Serious and International Crimes Unit and a bodyguard may be assigned to Marom.

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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