The Israeli Mob


WikiLeaks: Russian mob laundered $10b with Israeli assets.


“Organized crime in Israel now has global reach, with direct impact inside the US. … “Israel, a Promised Land for Organized Crime?” ….


“Israel, a Promised Land for Organized Crime?”, then-US Ambassador James Cunningham wrote, “Organized crime (OC) has longstanding roots in Israel, but in recent years there has been a sharp increase in the reach and impact of OC networks. In seeking a competitive advantage in such lucrative trades as narcotics and prostitution, Israeli crime groups have demonstrated their ability and willingness to engage in violent attacks on each other with little regard for innocent bystanders. …






Diplomatic cable on Israeli mobsters – Wikileaks.



WikiLeaks Diplomatic Cables:






Extradited to L.A., the Abergils – the most powerful crime families in Israel.


The Abergil brothers, whom federal prosecutors label one of “the most powerful crime families in Israel,” face an indictment that alleges a trail of drug dealing, murder, money laundering, racketeering and extortion, as they hopscotched from Belgium to Thailand, from Jerusalem to Miami, to Malaga in Spain, and myriad locations around the globe, including, of course, Los Angeles. …


Since 1999, Israel has had an agreement with the United States that extraditions of Israeli citizens for criminal proceedings in America may be permitted as long as sentences are served in Israeli prisons. ….


Israeli police were suddenly confronted by a crime wave. The bloody exploits of the Abergils, a large clan originating in Lod, made headlines as the gang competed with the rival Abutbul and Alperon families for the illicit receipts of money from drug smuggling, sex trafficking, kidnapping, extortion and money laundering. Laboratories controlled by these families mixed up batches of Ecstasy in the Netherlands, federal prosecutors say, and the drugs moved through Europe via long-established diamond-trading networks. Turf wars erupted into fatal bombings and vendetta shootings in Europe and Israel that included the assassination in June 2002 of Yaakov Abergil, eldest of the brothers, in front of his family. …



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2 Responses to “The Israeli Mob”

  1. worzzz Says:

    Outfits that launder $10 billion should be taken seriously – especially if the Israeli government is in cahouts …..

  2. worzzz Says:


    In “Money Laundering? Bernie Madoff & Sy Syms (IDB)”, one of my re-titled articles about Madoff’s connections to Israel, I pointed out that Sy Syms, Madoff’s friend and business partner, was a director of the Israel Discount Bank of New York, a private Israeli bank known for massive money-laundering operations.

    Madoff was chairman of the Syms business school at Yeshiva University with his partner, Sy Merns, a.k.a. Sy Syms, the long-standing director of the notorious Israel Discount Bank of New York, a bank charged for laundering tens of billions of dollars in 2005. So where did the $50 billion go? …..

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