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  • Former Hamas commander convicted of 46 murders

    June 27, 2012 | 10:50 am

    A former commander of Hamas’ armed wing was found guilty in the deaths of 46 people in terror attacks.

    Ibrahim Hamed, a former commander of Hamas’ Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, was convicted Wednesday in an Israeli military court on 46 counts of murder, as well as of four counts of...

  • Fogels’ killer sentenced to five life sentences

    September 14, 2011 | 11:07 am

    A Palestinian man was sentenced to five consecutive life sentences for the murder of five members of the Fogel family in a West Bank Jewish settlement.

    Hakim Awad, 18, was sentenced Tuesday in a West Bank military court. He had admitted guilt in the March 11 murders in Itamar, which...

  • Financier Namvar’s conviction reveals community wounds

    By Karmel Melamed

    May 24, 2011 | 5:43 pm

    Once a pillar of the local Iranian Jewish community, businessman and philanthropist Ezri Namvar was a trusted friend to whom many in the community loaned money freely and without fear. Namvar’s reputation, which has been tarnished during the last several years, was dealt another...

  • Ezri Namvar Convicted on Federal Fraud Charges for Stealing $21 Million Entrusted to His Firm

    May 19, 2011 | 6:22 pm

    This press release just arrived in from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on the conviction of prominent L.A. businessman, Ezri Namvar. We will have more on this story shortly.

    LOS ANGELES—Ezri Namvar, a prominent Los Angeles businessman and real estate developer, was found...

  • Former Israeli president Katsav convicted of rape

    December 30, 2010 | 9:16 am

    Former Israeli president Moshe Katsav has been found guilty of rape and sexual assault, more than four years after he was first accused.

    The unanimous verdict of the three-judge panel was announced in Tel Aviv District Court on Thursday.

    Katsav, 65, was convicted of raping and...

  • Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany convicted of extortion

    November 11, 2010 | 10:53 am

    Brooklyn Rabbi Milton Balkany, a Jewish day school director and political activist, was convicted in federal court of extortion.

    Balkany, 64, was found guilty Wednesday by a jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan of extortion, blackmail, wire fraud and making false statements.


  • Madoff Gets 150 Years in Prison

    By JewishJournal.com

    June 29, 2009 | 12:41 pm

    by Jacob Berkman, JTA

    Bernard Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in jail, the maximum sentence allowed for his crimes.

    U.S. District Court Judge Denny Chin during Monday’s sentencing called Madoff’s crimes “staggering.”

    Madoff, 71, confessed to bilking investors of up to $65...