Crime

Second ‘Prisoner X’ charged with more severe crime

By Josh Jackman, July 10, 2013

The attorney of the late ‘Prisoner X’ Ben Zygier has revealed that the anonymous inmate being held under similar conditions to his former client is charged with a more severe crime.

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Yeshivah University faces multi-million dollar suit over sex abuse allegations

By Zoe Winograd, July 9, 2013

Yeshivah University is facing a $380 million lawsuit over allegations of a cover-up of sexual misconduct.

Nineteen former students filed the lawsuit against the Manhattan university on Monday.

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Abu Qatada faces trial over plot to kill Israeli tourists

By Josh Jackman, July 8, 2013

Abu Qatada has asked to be released on bail ahead of his trial for conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks against Israeli tourists visiting Jordan.

The radical cleric, who was deported from London to Amman yesterday, is charged with planning assaults on Westerners, including Israelis and Americans, in 1999 and 2000.

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Liverpool man jailed for fraud

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 4, 2013

A Liverpool businessman has been jailed for three years and nine months after admitting to taking over £200,000 from charity collection boxes.

Harris Polak, 54, a member of Liverpool’s Childwall Synagogue, hired collectors to stand outside supermarkets, in Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Lancashire.

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Orthodox man appeals against his conviction

By Anna Sheinman, July 4, 2013

An Orthodox Jewish man who was jailed for three years for indecent assault of a child under the age of 16 is appealing against his conviction.

Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, from Golders Green, was found guilty on two charges of indecent assault against the girl.

He was acquitted on seven other charges, including rape and attempted rape, after the jury failed to reach a verdict.

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Israeli man found guilty of parents' murder

By Anna Sheinman, July 1, 2013

An Israeli man has been found guilty of murdering both his parents to fund his gambling habit and has been sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.

Daniel Maoz’s denied he was responsible for the brutal stabbing of his parents Noah and Nuritz Maoz. Despite DNA evidence linking him to the scene, he accused his identical twin brother Nir of being responsible.

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Hizbollah cash case to be heard in High Court

By Simon Rocker, June 28, 2013

The High Court is set to hear a dispute next year over a company partly controlled by a Saudi prince, which is alleged to have laundered money for Hizbollah.

Mr Justice Vos has cleared the way for the case to go ahead after a challenge as to whether the court had jurisdiction to hear it.

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Orthodox man jailed for indecent assault

By Anna Sheinman, June 28, 2013

An Orthodox Jewish man has been jailed for three years after he was convicted of indecent assault of a child under the age of 16.

Menachem Mendel Levy, 41, from Golders Green was found guilty on two charges of assault against the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons. The jury was unable to reach a decision on further charges of rape and attempted rape.

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Girl claims father gang-raped her

By Anna Sheinman, June 27, 2013

A 16-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl was drugged, bound and blindfolded and then gang-raped by her father and his friends, a court heard this week.

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Attacks on Scottish Jews rise

By Marcus Dysch, June 27, 2013

Jews in Scotland are more likely to be attacked because of their faith than Muslims or Christians, a report has revealed.

Figures published by the Scottish Government showed there were 27 criminal charges relating to attacks on Jewish people between April 2012 and March this year. The figure compares to 14 charges in the previous 12 months.

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