|Aryeh Eliyahu Cohen |
|Photo credit: Courtesy of Behadrei Haredim
Can you believe it? ... a frum Jew with a big white beard sells out his brothers and sisters for a couple of kopeks ...
An ultra-Orthodox Israeli-American man suspected of selling military equipment to Iran will soon be extradited to the United States, where he will face illegal arms trade charges, the Supreme Court ruled on Sunday.
The U.S. filed an extradition request for Aryeh Eliyahu Cohen, 66, in April 2014. He was arrested at Ben-Gurion International Airport the following month on his way to London, and was placed under house arrest. Cohen had appealed the extradition request, but his appeal was denied.
Cohen faces an arms trafficking indictment filed against him with a federal court in Connecticut. The indictment, which also names several other defendants, concerns the operations of three companies with which Cohen has ties.