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April 2, 2012

Haredi Orthodox website executives arrested for extortion

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The owner and three senior employees of a haredi Orthodox website based in Israel were arrested on suspicion of extortion.

They reportedly are accused of demanding money from haredi public figures, rabbis and companies in exchange for removing negative talkbacks from and placing positive stories on the Behadrey haredim website.

The men were arrested Sunday in Tel Aviv. Police, who have placed a gag order on the case, reportedly interviewed dozens of people about extortion on the website, according to Haaretz.

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