By Dana Gloger, May 29, 2008
A Charedi rabbi was granted bail on appeal at London’s High Court last week, after he was originally denied it by magistrates.
The American government is seeking to extradite Avrum Friesel, 55, on 19 fraud charges, allegedly committed in late 1980s and early 1990s. The charges relate to his time as town clerk of New Square Town in New York, a Chasidic community of the Skverer sect.
He moved to Stamford Hill, London, in 1999, and was arrested in April this year.